Ethnobiology

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The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leadingmembers of the Society of Ethnobiology

The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationshipsbetween particular ethnic groups and their native plants andanimals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawningnumerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a widerange of medicines, natural products, and new crops, as well asstriking insights into human cognition, language, and environmentalmanagement behavior from prehistory to the present.

This is the single authoritative source on ethnobiology,covering all aspects of the field as it is currently defined.Featuring contributions from experienced scholars and sanctioned bythe Society of Ethnobiology, this concise, readable volume providesextensive coverage of ethical issues and practices as well asarchaeological, ethnological, and linguistic approaches.

Emphasizing basic principles and methodology, this uniquetextbook offers a balanced treatment of all the major subfieldswithin ethnobiology, allowing students to begin guided research inany related area—from archaeoethnozoology to ethnomycology toagroecology. Each chapter includes a basic introduction to eachtopic, is written by a leading specialist in the specific areaaddressed, and comes with a full bibliography citing major works inthe area. All chapters cover recent research, and many are new inapproach; most chapters present unpublished or very recentlypublished new research. Featured are clear, distinctive treatmentsof areas such as ethnozoology, linguistic ethnobiology, traditionaleducation, ethnoecology, and indigenous perspectives. Methodologyand ethical action are also covered up to current practice.

Ethnobiology is a specialized textbook for advancedundergraduates and graduate students; it is suitable foradvanced-level ethnobotany, ethnobiology, cultural and politicalecology, and archaeologically related courses. Research instituteswill also find this work valuable, as will any reader with aninterest in ethnobiological fields.

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Eugene Anderson is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Anthropology?University of California, Riverside and Affiliated Professor at Department of Anthropology, University of Washington.?He is President of the Society for Ethnobiology and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Ethnobiology.?Dr. Anderson has 45 years of teaching experience in most areas of Anthropology.

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"In general, in spite of some overlapping information among thechapters, this volume is well presented and provides the essentialbackground and the research base that reveals the advancement ofethnobiology and its future as a multidisciplinary science and is ahighly recommended guide for coursework." (ASBS Newsletter, 1 March2012)

 

"The text is clearly and concisely written and supported bynumerous photographs and illustrations." (Book News, 1 October2011)

"Featured are clear, distinctive treatments of areas such asethnozoology, linguistic ethnobiology, traditional education,ethnoecology, and indigenous perspectives." (Environment Guru, 29September 2011)

“It is a book well worth reading, and it may be one ofseveral options in undergraduate courses in the relevantfields.”  (Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 6 August2012)

 

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