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書名 Ethnobotany [electronic resource] : a phytochemical perspective / edited by B.M. Schmidt and D.M. Klaser Cheng
出版項 Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, 2017
國際標準書號 9781118961933 (electronic bk.)
1118961935 (electronic bk.)
9781118961919 (electronic bk.)
1118961919 (electronic bk.)
9781118961926 (electronic bk.)
1118961927 (electronic bk.)
9781118961902 (hardcover)
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (xvii, 357 p.)
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Ethnobotany: A Phytochemical Perspective explores the chemistry behind hundreds of plant medicines, dyes, fibers, flavors, poisons, insect repellants, and many other uses of botanicals. Bridging the gap between ethnobotany and chemistry, this book presents an introduction to botany, ethnobotany, and phytochemistry to clearly join these fields of study and highlight their importance in the discovery of botanical uses in modern industry and research. Part I. Ethnobotany, explores the history of plant exploration, current issues such as conservation and intellectual property rights, and a review of plant anatomy. An extensive section on plant taxonomy highlights particularly influential and economically important plants from across the plant kingdom. Part II. Phytochemistry, provides fundamentals of secondary metabolism, includes line drawings of biosynthetic pathways and chemical structures, and describes traditional and modern methods of plant extraction and analysis. The last section is devoted to the history of native plants and people and case studies on plants that changed the course of human history from five geographical regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Ocean. Throughout the entire book, vivid color photographs bring science to life, capturing the essence of human botanical knowledge and the beauty of the plant kingdom"--Provided by publisher
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 06, 2017)
主題 Ethnobotany
Ethnobotany -- Case studies
Medicinal plants
Medicinal plants -- Case studies
Materia medica, Vegetable
Materia medica, Vegetable -- Case studies
Human-plant relationships
Human-plant relationships -- Case studies
Alt Author Schmidt, B. M. (Barbara M.), 1977-
Cheng, D. M. Klaser, 1982-
Unif Title Ethnobotany (Schmidt)
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