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Plotkin, Mark J.

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Works: 124 works in 197 publications in 6 languages and 7,035 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: F2230.1.B7, 581.634
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The killers within : the deadly rise of drug-resistant bacteria by Michael Shnayerson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the world of drug-resistant bacteria that are increasingly hardened against antibiotics and pose a deadly new threat to human life
The shaman's apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forest by Lynne Cherry ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kamanya believes in the shaman's wisdom about the healiung properties of plants found in the Amazon rain forest and hopes one day to be a healer for his people
Medicine quest : in search of nature's healing secrets by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the search for new medicines in Amazonian jungles and ocean depths, exploring the properties and applications of bark, leaves, coral, frogs, snake venom, and fungi
Sustainable harvest and marketing of rain forest products by M Plotkin ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the development and use of nontimber forest products from tropical regions hold tremendous potential as an economically viable alternative to deforestation, many questions remain. What species offer the greatest promise? What levels of harvest are sustainable? How can native peoples best be compensated for their knowledge and their efforts? In June 1991, Conservation International and the Asociacion Nacional para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza held a conference to address these and other questions. Attended by experts from around the world, including indigenous peoples, conservationists, academic researchers, and business leaders, the conference brought together individuals from all sides of the issue to share experiences and ideas. In this book Mark Plotkin and Lisa Famolare bring together these leading thinkers, who are working at the cutting edge of conservation and development. Topics covered include the use and conservation of ethnobotanical information, the potential uses of nontimber forest products from various regions of the Neotropics, the development and use of plants as medicines, and the international marketplace for nontimber forest products and how it can best be created and reached. Because of their special significance, a separate section is devoted to uses and potential uses of palm products. Among the contributors are: Al Gentry, Missouri Botanical Garden; Steven R. King, Shaman Pharmaceuticals; Gary Paul Nabhan, Native Seed/SEARCH; Richard Evans Schultes, Botanical Museum of Harvard University; and others from around the globe. Mark Plotkin is vice president for the program in plant conservation, and Lisa Famolare is a program associate at Conservation International, an organization dedicated to the conservation of ecosystems and biological diversity worldwide. This book will be of considerable importance to conservationists, public policy specialists concerned with development in the Southern Hemisphere, ethnobotanists, and those interested in the commercialization of rain forest products
The shaman's apprentice ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Deep in the rain forests of Suriname, among remote tribes of Amerindians and 18th century African villages founded by escaped slaves, Dr. Mark Plotkin is racing against time to protect our future. New and fabulously effective medicines may be found in the Amazon's plant life, but the forest is disappearing. Even worse, the tribal shamans--healers and encyclopedias of rain forest botany--are the Amazon's most endangered species. The shaman's apprentice is the story of one scientist's quest to help Amazonians document and preserve their treasure house of life and culture"--Container
The ethnobotany of Aublet's histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise (1775) by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A twentieth century medicine man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Kurtis journeys to the northern tip of Brazil where ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin studies among the Trio Indians. A Trio healer takes Dr. Plotkin and Kurtis deep into the Amazon rain forest and reveals which plants have medicinal uses. The search for knowledge continues at the National Cancer Institute near Washington, D.C., where thousands of previously unknown plant species, collected by ethnobotanists, are tested as possible cures for cancer and AIDS. Also includes "Flight for Survival" investigates the habits and habitats of the American Bald Eagle, including methods used to bring it back from near extinction
Reading rainbow. a tale of the Amazon rain forest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the book, Kamanya believes in the shaman's wisdom about the healing properties of plants found in the Amazon rain forest and hopes one day to be a healer for his people. LeVar Burton and Mark Plotkin then visit the Tirio people, and learn about traditional medicines, customs, and crafts. The real-life Kamanya then shows them his world in the Amazon. Review books - Welcome to the green house by Jane Yolen ; People in the rain forest by Saviour Pirotta ; Amazon diary : the jungel adventure of Alex Winters by Hudson Talbott and Mark Greenberg
Les médicaments du futur sont dans la nature by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnobotaniste de formation, l'auteur raconte la fabuleuse aventure de ceux qui cherchent des composés naturels capables de traiter les maladies que la médecine moderne ne parvient pas à soigner. [SDM]
Ethnobotany in Madagascar : a report on conservation priorities to IUCN/WWF ( Book )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A walk through the ACEER useful plants trail by Mark J Plotkin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation from the workshop "Pharmacy from the Rain forest" held in Peru during October 1994 and sponsored by the American Botanical Council, Texas Pharmacy Foundation, and International Expeditions. Foremost scientists held workshops and field trips to investigate the medicinal use of rain forest plants
Die lautlosen Killer : neue Bakterien bedrohen die Menschheit by Michael Shnayerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un compañero neotropical : una introducción a los animales, plantas, y ecosistemas del trópico del nuevo mundo by John C Kricher ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de leer bij de Sjamanen : een botanicus op zoek naar nieuwe medicijnen in het Amazone regenwoud by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natuur geneest : bedreigde planten en dieren als leveranciers van nieuwe medicijnen by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of a shaman's apprentice : an ethnobotanist searches for new medicines in the Amazon rain forest by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer, has begun to look to the healing plants used by indigenous peoples to develop powerful new medicines. Nowhere is the search more promising than in the Amazon, the world's largest tropical forest, home to a quarter of all botanical species on this planet'as well as hundreds of Indian tribes whose medicinal plants have never been studied by Western scientists. In Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin recounts his travels and studies with some of the most powerful Amazonian shamans, who taught him the plant lore their tribes have spent thousands of years gleaning from the rain forest. For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment'and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice relates nine of the author's quests, taking the reader along on a wild odyssey as he participates in healing rituals; discovers the secret of curare, the lethal arrow poison that kills in minutes; tries the hallucinogenic snuff epena that enables the Indians to speak with their spirit world; and earns the respect and fellowship of the mysterious shamans as he proves that he shares both their endurance and their reverence for the rain forest. Mark Plotkin combines the Darwinian spirit of the great writer-explorers of the nineteenth century'curious, discursive, and rigorously scientific'with a very modern concern for the erosion of our environment and the vanishing culture of native peoples
Racconti di un apprendista sciamano by Mark J Plotkin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'apprendista sciamano : una storia dalla foresta pluviale amazzonica by Lynne Cherry ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The natural history of medicinal plants by Judith Sumner ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Aspirin, for example, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Today it is synthesized in the laboratory, and its use as an anticoagulant eventually could overshadow its use as an analgesic. Other botanical medicines that became significant to human health and well-being are pain-relievers from opium and coca, muscle relaxants from curare, blood anticoagulants from sweet clover, anticancer alkaloids from Madagascar periwinkle and Pacific yew, tranquilizers from snakeroot, and oral contraceptives from molecular precursors in tropical yams
 
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Alternative Names
Plotkin, Mark J.
プロトキン, マーク
Languages
English (74)
Italian (5)
French (4)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
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