Florida Ethnobotany / Edition 1

Florida Ethnobotany / Edition 1

by Daniel F. Austin, P. Narodny Honychurch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849323320

ISBN-13: 9780849323324

Pub. Date: 11/17/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This indispensable reference is a compilation of the ethnobotany of Florida. Emphasizing tropical plants, which are rarely covered in North American botany texts, it presents a cross-cultural study of the plants shared by different floras and peoples. It provides synopses for all native plants used by indigenous tribes in the southeast United States, including

Overview

This indispensable reference is a compilation of the ethnobotany of Florida. Emphasizing tropical plants, which are rarely covered in North American botany texts, it presents a cross-cultural study of the plants shared by different floras and peoples. It provides synopses for all native plants used by indigenous tribes in the southeast United States, including common names and their translations, which are cross-referenced to their technical names. It details how each plant was used, ranging from daily utilitarian use, such as dyes, fibers, and wood, to medicinal, food, and religious uses. This book is a must for ethnobotanists, herbalists, anthropologists, ecologists, and conservation managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849323324
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
952
Sales rank:
1,099,218
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Methods
The Species
Common Names
Format
Definitions
Florida – Then and Now
Ethnobotany
Florida's Lost Ethnobotany
The Florida People
Neighboring People
Southeastern Tribes
Caribbean People
Mexico’s People
Northern South American People
Old World Newcomers
Europeans
Africans
The Ethnoflora
First European Impressions
Indigenous and Other Utilization
Species Accounts

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