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The Resource Plants and people of the Golden Triangle : ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand, Edward F. Anderson

Plants and people of the Golden Triangle : ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand, Edward F. Anderson

Label
Plants and people of the Golden Triangle : ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand
Title
Plants and people of the Golden Triangle
Title remainder
ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Edward F. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although much has been written about the tribal people of Southeast Asia, little has been written about the plant environment that is so essential to their survival. For the half a million people living in the remote mountains of northern Thailand, day-to-day survival is dependent upon the forest and the many treasures it contains, including material for medicinal use, fibers, foods, and bamboos. These people have an intimate knowledge of hundreds of plants the world cannot afford to lose. Unfortunately, ancient tribal cultures, which include this valuable legacy of plant lore, are disappearing rapidly through assimilation by the dominant Thai culture." "To record the wisdom and experience of these tribal people who for generations have lived in a close, balanced relationship with their ambient environment, Dr. Anderson has gathered this information and studied this people-plant relationship for fifteen years. His intriguing ethnobotanical research, which identifies over 1000 plant species used by the six major hill tribes, includes fascinating anthropological material as well. This book, the result of that research, describes the people, their environment, and the plants they use. Individual chapters deal with the most important plants, such as rice, opium, and bamboo, and with farming practices in general. Additional chapters document plants from the forest that yield fibers and dyes, medicines, leisure-time materials, and products used for dealing with the spirit world." "A detailed appendix lists all plants used by the hill tribes, the corresponding scientific name, family, use(s) of the plant, tribe(s) that use it, and herbarium collection voucher numbers. A second appendix lists all medicinal plants, the ailment treated, the plant part(s) used, and how the medicine is administered. The numerous illustrations, including 200 color photographs, will assist the reader in better understanding the plants and people of the Golden Triangle."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-2001
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Anderson, Edward F.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ethnobotany
  • Ethnobotany
  • Mountain people
  • Ethnobotany
  • Thailand, Northern
  • Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Botany
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Plants
  • Thailand
Label
Plants and people of the Golden Triangle : ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand, Edward F. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-256) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26255005
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
279 pages, 76 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780931146251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1580374
Label
Plants and people of the Golden Triangle : ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand, Edward F. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-256) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26255005
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
279 pages, 76 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780931146251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1580374

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