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  • Ethnobiological Classificationby Brent Berlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00 US$ 47.32

    A founder of and leading thinker in the field of modern ethnobiology looks at the widespread regularities in the classification and naming of plants and animals among peoples of traditional, nonliterate societies--regularities that persist across local environments, cultures, societies, and languages. Brent Berlin maintains that these patterns can... more...

  • Medical Ethnobiology of the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexicoby Elois Ann Berlin; Brent Berlin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 85.00 US$ 77.35

    Whereas most previous work on Maya healing has focused on ritual and symbolism, this book presents evidence that confirms the scientific foundations of traditional Maya medicine. Data drawn from analysis of the medical practices of two Mayan-speaking peoples, the Tzeltal and Tzotzil, reveal that they have developed a large number of herbal remedies... more...

  • Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classificationby Brent Berlin; Dennis E. Breedlove; Peter H. Raven; E. A. Hammel

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classification: An Introduction to the Botanical Ethnography of a Mayan-Speaking People of Highland Chiapas covers the underlying classificatory principles used by the Tzeltal to order the vast array of organisms of the plant world. The book describes the setting of the research, both from a botanical and ethnographic view;... more...

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