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Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice : An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest
by Mark J. Plotkin


Overview - Western medicine is only just beginning to value the curative powers of plants and herbs found in the Amazon rain forests. The story of ethnobotanist Mark Plotkins's apprenticeship with shaman wise men of the area is truly an anthropological adventure, that also vividly clarifies what destruction of the rain forests may ultimately cost humanity.Photos.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Western medicine is only just beginning to value the curative powers of plants and herbs found in the Amazon rain forests. The story of ethnobotanist Mark Plotkins's apprenticeship with shaman wise men of the area is truly an anthropological adventure, that also vividly clarifies what destruction of the rain forests may ultimately cost humanity.Photos.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140129915
  • ISBN-10: 014012991X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 1994
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.06 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds


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