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Von Reis, Siri 1931-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 2,110 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Catalogs and collections  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN476.73, 581.61
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Most widely held works by Siri Von Reis
Ethnobotany : evolution of a discipline( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers important new material for those who work in fields of science devoted to plants, people, or both - including anthropology, archaeology, botany, environmental conservation, ethnopharmacology, geography, history, medicine, psychology, religion, and sociology. It is fascinating information for the general lay reader as well. Considering the impact of plant use throughout history in the human social structures of economics, politics, religion, and science, this is a book that contributes immeasurably to our understanding of human history and the world today
Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria by Siri Von Reis( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and German and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medicinal properties of plants have been of interest to society for centuries and continue to be a subject of modern research. Yet too often research has been predicated upon poorly identified plant material and secondary sources of information. Much of what we know about the use of plants as drugs, poisons, foods, and as instruments of magical or religious practice derives from lore inherited from the clay tablets and papyri of the ancients and from compilations of early Greek, Arabic, and Indian physicians. Meanwhile, information pertaining to plant parts used even now in the daily life of peoples far removed from the influence of modern medical and health practices has been largely overlooked. With the encroachment of civilized cultures on primitive societies, unique traditions--often unwritten--are being destroyed. In many instances, the very plants involved are disappearing. Not infrequently, the only record, where one exists at all, of these vanishing pools of knowledge is that of the botanical field worker. For no matter what chemical or biological investigations may follow, the botanist can affix to an actual specimen, as he collects it in the field, the local terms applied to the plant and a description of native medicinal or other uses. Dr. Altschul has compiled field notes of health and medical interest on over 5,000 species of plants, culled from some 2,500,000 specimens of higher plants collected by field botanists from all over the world and deposited in the combined collections of the Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. The resulting catalogue represents a unique approach to supplying new investigational leads to researchers seeking biologically active plant principles. Dr. Altschul's meticulous sheet-by-sheet examination of the Harvard collections provides the pharmacognosist, pharmacologist, and others in the medical and health sciences with an extensive firsthand survey of the domestic medicines of many cultures. These previously unpublished botanists' notes are here made available in a comprehensive publication that should become an important resource for every investigation into the area of medicinal phytochemistry. Indexes to families and genera are provided, as well as a medical index referring to diseases and to therapeutic properties for researchers intent on locating plants with special medicinal capacities. The author is a Research Fellow at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University
New plant sources for drugs and foods from the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium by Siri Von Reis( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of unusual drug and food plants. Includes over 4500 species (399 families). Arranged under families. Each entry gives such information as Latin species, place of collection, year collected, and common name. Families, genera, common names, and uses indexes
The love-suicides at Sonezaki : and other poems by Siri Von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master painters of Haiti in the collection of Siri von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genus Anadenanthera in Amerindian cultures by Siri Von Reis( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taxonomic study of the genus A̲n̲a̲d̲e̲n̲a̲n̲t̲h̲e̲r̲a̲ by Siri Von Reis( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genus Anadenanthera. A taxonomic and ethnobotanical study by Siri Von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbaria: sources of medicinal folklore by Siri Von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exploring the Herbarium by Siri Von Reis( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the diaries of Pehr Kalm, 1748-1750 by Siri Von Reis( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unusual Food Plants in Herbarium Records by Siri Von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anadenanthera: source of the classic tryptamine-containing snuffs of the New World by Siri Von Reis( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychopharmacological notes in the Harvard University herbaria by Siri Von Reis( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Field notes of health and medical interest in Herbarium collections: by Siri Von Reis( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The detection of alkaloids in herbarium material by Robert F Raffauf( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The genus Anadenanthera : a taxonomic and ethnobotanical study by Siri Von Reis( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ethnobotany : evolution of a discipline
Alternative Names
Altschul Siri von Reis

Altschul, Siri von Reis 1931-

Altschul von Reis, Siri 1931-

Reis Altschul Siri von

Reis Altschul, Siri von 1931-

Reis, Siri von 1931-

Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis Altschul

Von Reis Altschul, Siri 1931-

Von Reis, Siri V.

VonReis Altschul, Siri 1931-

Languages
English (64)

German (2)

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Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbariaNew plant sources for drugs and foods from the New York Botanical Garden HerbariumThe love-suicides at Sonezaki : and other poems