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  • 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...

  • Vetiveriaby Massimo Maffei

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barrier... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elsevier's Dictionary of Treesby M.M. Grandtner

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 315.00

    This dictionary will present all currently accepted generic, specific, sub-specific and variety names of trees, excluding fossil and more recently extinct taxa, hybrids and cultivars. Only the indigenous trees of a continent, those wild species that were natural elements of the spontaneous forest vegetation before the arrival of Europeans or other... 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...

  • 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...

  • Advances in Botanical Researchby J. A. Callow

    Elsevier Science 1986; US$ 72.95

    Advances in Botanical Research provides an up-to-date source of information for students, lecturing staff and research workers in plant sciences. The topics discussed in Volume 12 span a wide area, ranging from the biochemical mechanisms involved in the light modulation of enzyme activity, to the phylogenetic significance of the dinoflagellate chromosome.... more...