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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 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,100 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 842 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 Mark J Plotkin( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 453 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 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 236 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaman's apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 79 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
The shaman's apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 71 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
Reading rainbow. a tale of the Amazon rain forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 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
A twentieth century medicine man( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 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
Tales of a shaman's apprentice : an ethnobotanist searches for new medicines in the Amazon rain forest by Mark J Plotkin( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 17 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twentieth century medicine man( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 15 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
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 14 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
Un compañero neotropical : una introducción a los animales, plantas, y ecosistemas del trópico del nuevo mundo by John C Kricher( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 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
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

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

Tales of a shaman's apprentice by Mark J Plotkin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 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
 
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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

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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 apprenticeMysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine manTales of a shaman's apprentice