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The Journals Of Hipolito Ruiz
     

The Journals Of Hipolito Ruiz

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by Richard Evans Schultes
 

Ruiz spent 11 years exploring the villages and botanical landscapes of Peru and Chile. His detailed, personal observations of about 2000 plants, along with his impressions of the culture and perils of exploration in South America, are translated here by Richard Evans Schultes, the premier ethnobotanical explorer of South America today.

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Ruiz spent 11 years exploring the villages and botanical landscapes of Peru and Chile. His detailed, personal observations of about 2000 plants, along with his impressions of the culture and perils of exploration in South America, are translated here by Richard Evans Schultes, the premier ethnobotanical explorer of South America today.

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ISBN-13:
9781604690828
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/22/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Ruiz, the first botanical explorer of South America, spent 11 years visiting the towns, villages, fields, forests, and mountains of Peru and Chile.

The late Richard Evans Schultes, Jeffrey Professor of Biology and Director of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University (Emeritus), was a plant explorer, ethnobotanist, and conservationist. He was known as the world's authority on medicinal, narcotic, and hallucinogenic plants in the New World.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Spanish botanists expedition in Chile and Peru (1777-1788) appointed by King Carlos III of Spain makes quite amazing journals by the Spanish botanist explorer Ruiz of that time. The journal(s) are quite detailed for a journal(s) as they read almost like a textbook though easy to read. Many plants (the Spanish explorers used the Linnaean system) and their uses, travels, cultures of the varieties of peoples are mentioned. What makes it also quite interesting is the time period (18th Century). Some of the cultural issues presented by Spanish-botanist Ruiz appear somewhat bias/prejudice (for that time period it was probably normal) in the beginning of the journal(s) when they are in the large city of Lima, Peru, but is much lesser to none as one reads on and they visit other areas, and more is related regarding botany, and terrain. I am about a third through this, and it is just fascinating. The journals are through the eyes of the foreign botanists, and so what they learn is what they choose to learn, and not necessarily everything that is there, or just what they or Ruiz wants to convey. The terrain descriptions and more are quite good. Overall, it is just a seriously, great read.