Flora Celtica: Plants and People in Scotland

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Flora Celtica: Plants and People in Scotland documents the continuously evolving relationship between the Scots and their environment from the Stone Age to the present day. Based on a mixture of detailed research and information provided by the public, it explores the remarkable diversity of ways that native plants have been, and continue to be, used in Scotland. The information is presented in clear and accessible format and is laced with quotations, illustrations, case studies, and practical tips. This volume covers the complete spectrum of plant uses, addressing their diverse roles in diet, health care, culture, housing, language, environment, crafts, and much more.

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William Milliken, one of Britain's leading ethnobotanists, is currently a research associate at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. He is a foremost expert on plants and their uses, both overseas and in the UK. He divides his attentions between biodiversity issues in the UK, applied research projects in countries such as Brazil and Sri Lanka, and freelance writing, lecturing, photography, and broadcasting. Sam Bridgewater, a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, spent the first part of his career researching patterns of plant diversity in South and Central America. He is an expert on the floras of Central Brazil, Peru, and Belize. He lectures on botany at Edinburgh University and has broadcast on many aspects of plant science for Radio Scotland.

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