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Ethnobotany in the new Europe : people, health and wild plant resources

Author: José Pardo de Santayana; Andrea Pieroni; Rajindra K Puri
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2010.
Series: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Pardo de Santayana; Andrea Pieroni; Rajindra K Puri
ISBN: 9781845454562 1845454561
OCLC Number: 758790361
Description: 1 vol. (xii-394 p.) : ill., couv.ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ethnobotany of Europe, past and present / Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andrea Pieroni, and Rajindra K. Puri --
People and plants in Lëpushë : traditional medicine, local foods, and post-communism in a northern Albanian village / Andrea Pieroni --
The cultural significance of wild-gathered plant species in Kartitsch (Eastern Tyrol, Austria) and the influence of socioeconomic changes on local gathering practices / Anja Christanell ... [et al.] --
Local innovations to folk medical conditions : two major phytotherapeutic treatments from the Maltese Islands / Timothy J. Tabone --
Local awareness of scarcity and endangerment of medicinal plants in Roussenski Lom Natural Park in Northern Bulgaria / Hugo J. de Boer --
"My doctor doesn't understand why I use them" : herbal and food medicines amongst the Bangladeshi community in West Yorkshire, U.K. / Andrea Pieroni ... [et al.] --
Persistance of wild food and wild medicinal plant knowledge in a northeastern region of Portugal / Ana Maria Carvalho and Ramón Morales --
The use of wild edible plants in the Graecanic area in Calabria, Southern Italy / Sabine Nebel and Michael Heinrich --
The ecology and use of edible thistles in Évora, Alentejo, Southeastern Portugal / Maria José Barão and Alexandra Soveral Dias --
Spring is coming : the gathering and consumption of wild vegetables in Spain / Javier Tardío --
Plants as symbols in Scotland today / Veerle Van den Eynden --
The botanical identity and cultural significance of Lithuanian jovaras : an ethnobotanical riddle / Daiva Šeškauskaitė and Bernd Gliwa --
Norway's rosmarin (Rhododendron tomentosum) in past and present tradition / Torbjørn Alm and Marianne Iversen --
Chamomiles in Spain : the dynamics of plant nomenclature / Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana and Ramón Morales --
A preliminary study of the plant knowledge and grassland management practices of English livestock farmers, with implications for grassland conservation / Jenny L. McCune --
A comparative study of rural and urban allotments in Gravesham, Kent, U.K. / Christine Wildhaber.
Series Title: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, 14.
Responsibility: edited by Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andrea Pieroni and Rajindra K. Puri.
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"The text itself is useful, entertaining, and informative. In addition, each chapter is a model for modern ethnobotanical studies. Rather than simply cataloguingplant use, each researcher analyzes Read more...

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