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  • Alone in Mexicoby Karl Bartolomeus Heller; Terry Rugeley; Terry Rugeley

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    This volume is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to collect specimens. He passed through the Caribbean, lived for a time in the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico City through the cities of Puebla and Cholula. After a brief residence... more...

  • Anthocyaninsby Kevin Gould; Kevin M Davies; Chris Winefield

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 229.00

    The first to focus exclusively on the subject, this volume covers all aspects of the biosynthesis and function of anthocyanins (and related compounds such as proanthocyanidins) in plants, and their applications in agriculture, food products, and human health. more...

  • The Bamboos of the Worldby D. Ohrnberger

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 375.00

    Bamboos constitute one of a few select categories of plants which are taxonomically related, very rich in species and of vital economic and ecological importance. Since the early 20th century the accepted number of species of bamboos, world wide, has tripled. However, until now information was scattered through numerous, often not easily available... more...

  • The Biology of Marijuanaby Emmanuel S Onaivi

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 243.00

    Marijuana is the prototypical cannabinoid, and is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Interestingly, cannabinoids are molecules found naturally in the human body and brain as well as in cannabis. This book provides an extensive reference on the biology of marijuana and the role of molecular techniques in elucidating neuropharmacological... more...

  • Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bibleby James A. Duke

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 121.95

    Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, James Duke?s comprehensive handbooks are the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks, Duke?s Handbook of Medicinal... more...

  • Elsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminologyby D.C. Wareham

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 130.00

    The dictionary is a compilation of clear, concise and informative definitions of the characteristic vocabulary commonly encountered and used by herpetologists when discussing, reading, or writing about reptiles and amphibians. It is intended for all those who have an interest in these animals, from the amateur hobbyist who may find himself faced with... more...

  • Eucalyptusby John J.W. Coppen

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Eucalyptus, a genus of over 800 species, is a multiproduct crop par excellence. Not only is it grown for timber, pulp and fuelwood, but, as the Aborigines discovered thousands of years ago, it has numerous medicinal and aromatic properties. Since the first commercial distillation of eucalyptus oil 150 years ago, a vast array of eucalyptus-based products... more...

  • Mayo Ethnobotanyby David Yetman; Thomas R. Van Devender

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 57.95

    The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. Traditional Mayo knowledge is quickly being lost as this culture becomes absorbed into modern Mexico. Moreover, as big agriculture spreads into the region, the natural biodiversity of... more...

  • Plants, Health and Healingby Elisabeth Hsu; Stephen Harris

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South America. Even though medicinal plants have always attracted considerable attention, there is surprisingly little... more...

  • Urticaby Gulsel M. Kavalali

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 154.95

    Plants from the genera Urtica, often better known as the stinging nettle, can be distinguished by their stinging hairs, and in some species, their serrated leaf edges. Historical records of the various uses of Urtica date back to at least the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Nettles have traditionally been used as a nutritious food source particularly in... more...