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Plotkin, Mark J.

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Most widely held works by Mark J Plotkin
The killers within : the deadly rise of drug-resistant bacteria by Michael Shnayerson( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,568 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Medicine quest : in search of nature's healing secrets by Mark J Plotkin( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 809 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. Plotkin transports readers from freezing Arctic wastes to twilit ocean depths to burning jungles, where the race is on to find new medicines for intractable diseases like AIDS, cancer, & diabetes. It is a quest powered by the desperation of the ill & the compassion of those who would cure them. Plotkin highlights discoveries that are already producing stunning leads in the laboratory: painkillers from the skin of rainforest frogs, anticoagulants from leech saliva, & antitumor agents from snake venom. This entertaining weave of medicine, ecology, ethnobotany, history, exploration, & adventure will thrill scientists, naturalists, adventurers, & the exploding number of Americans who spend $10 billion a year on medicine in their thirst for nature's healing secrets. -- Publisher description
Sustainable harvest and marketing of rain forest products by Mark J Plotkin( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 442 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 by Mark J Plotkin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 20th century medicine man by Bill Kurtis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 28 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 )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 27 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
Tales of a shaman's apprentice : an ethnobotanist searches for new medicines in the Amazon rain forest by Mark J Plotkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een etnobotanicus reist naar het Amazone-gebied waar hij samen met enkele sjamanen in het regenwoud geneeskrachtige planten en bomen opspoort
Ethnobotany in Madagascar : a report on conservation priorities to IUCN/WWF( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lautlosen Killer : neue Bakterien bedrohen die Menschheit by Michael Shnayerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A walk through the ACEER useful plants trail by Mark J Plotkin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 12 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. Dr. Mark Plotkin of Conservation International conducts a walking tour along the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research's useful plant trail
The new neotropical companion by John C Kricher( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification.The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life.Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip.Covers all of tropical AmericaDescribes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitorsIncludes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high AndesFeatures a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals
Tales of a shaman's apprentice by Mark J Plotkin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascinating and highly readable account of an ethnobotanist's research on medicinal plants and hallucinogens among the Trio and Oyana of Suriname/Brazil and the Yanomamo of Venezuela. In view of the declining importance of shamanism and loss of plant knowledge due to rapid cultural change, author encourages research promoting the patenting of indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants, which may also serve as an important revenue source for indigenous-based cultural survival programs"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Racconti di un apprendista sciamano by Mark J Plotkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century medicine man ; Flight for survival( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 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
The natural history of medicinal plants by Judith Sumner( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 6 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
The beliefs of the elders : code of ethics for indigenous medicine of the Colombian Amazon by Unión de Médicos Indígenas Yageceros de la Amazonia Colombiana( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neotropical companion : an introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World tropics by John C Kricher( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color
 
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The killers within : the deadly rise of drug-resistant bacteria
Alternative Names
Mark Plotkin American ethnobotanist

Mark Plotkin Amerikaans antropoloog

Plotkin, Mark J.

Марк Плоткин

مارک پاتکین

마크 프라킨

プロトキン, マーク

マーク・プロトキン

马克·普洛特金

Languages
English (104)

Italian (5)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

Dutch (3)

German (1)

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The shaman's apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forestMedicine quest : in search of nature's healing secretsSustainable harvest and marketing of rain forest productsTales of a shaman's apprenticeThe natural history of medicinal plantsA neotropical companion : an introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World tropicsMysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man