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Nafanua : saving the Samoan rain forest

Author: Paul Alan Cox
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prompted by his mother's death from breast cancer, ethnobotanist Paul Alan Cox traveled with his family to a remote Samoan village at the edge of a rain forest to search for new leads in treating the disease. There he discovers a promising new plant-derived drug, prostratin. The promise of a new drug lead was soon overshadowed by news that a logging company had started to destroy the 30,000 acre rain forest where  Read more...
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Named Person: Paul Alan Cox; Paul Alan Cox; Paul Alan Cox
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Alan Cox
ISBN: 0716731169 9780716731160
OCLC Number: 37652371
Description: 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Voyage; arrival; missionary; return; immersion; apprehension; crisis; conflict; dreams; responsibility; metamorphosis; struggle; storm; loss.
Responsibility: Paul Alan Cox ; illustrated by Michael Rothman.

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Combining anthropology, ethnobotany and conservation with adventure and travel, this text should appeal to conservationists, those interested in the medicinal use of plants, and those who enjoy "eco"  Read more...

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