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Plants, people, and culture

the science of ethnobotany

by Michael J. Balick

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Published by Scientific American Library in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethnobotany.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-218) and index.

    StatementMichael J. Balick, Paul Alan Cox.
    SeriesScientific American Library series ;, no. 60
    ContributionsCox, Paul Alan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN476.73 .B35 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 228 p. :
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL969898M
    ISBN 100716750619
    LC Control Number96006493


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