Ethnobiology

Ethnobotany of Mexico

Interactions of People and Plants in Mesoamerica

Editors: Lira, Rafael, Casas, Alejandro, Blancas, José (Eds.)

  • ​Original research from leading scholars on the botany of Mexico
  • Latest scientific results
  • Comprehensive coverage of ethnobotany of Mexico​
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About this book

This book reviews the history, current state of knowledge, and different research approaches and techniques of studies on interactions between humans and plants in an important area of agriculture and ongoing plant domestication: Mesoamerica.  Leading scholars and key research groups in Mexico discuss essential topics as well as contributions from international research groups that have conducted studies on ethnobotany and domestication of plants in the region. Such a convocation will produce an interesting discussion about future investigation and conservation of regional human cultures, genetic resources, and cultural and ecological processes that are critical for global sustainability.

About the authors

Dr. Rafael Lira
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Laboratorio de Recursos Naturales, Los Reyes Iztacala, Tlanepantla, Mexico

Alejandro Casas, PhD
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Reviews

“This book is a tour de force. The 59 contributors … provide a wealth of information in its 22 chapters, each of which is well referenced via footnotes. It presents both introductory and advanced material but also asks important questions about gaps in knowledge; this makes it relevant to undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral scientists/researchers as well as policy makers and anyone concerned with establishing sustainable development.” (Dr. A. M. Mannion, British Ecology Society, Vol. 48 (1), April, 2017)

“The editors need to be congratulated for having brought forward a volume that will be the standard for years to come. Policymakers, researchers, and the general public have for the first time a concise but readable overview of the ethnobotany of Mexico. Everyone interested in ethnobotany … will find a wealth of information in this volume. Overall, Ethnobotany of Mexico is a great example as to how modern ethnobotanical treatises should be structured, and what information they should include.” (Economic Botany, Vol. 70 (4), December, 2016)


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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Mexican Ethnobotany: Interactions of People and Plants in Mesoamerica

    Casas, Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Ethnobotany in Mexico: History, Development, and Perspectives

    Camou-Guerrero, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • Ethnobotany and Ethnohistorical Sources of Mesoamerica

    Bye, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 41-65

  • Pre-Columbian Food System in West Mesoamerica

    Zizumbo-Villarreal, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

  • Biodiversity and Edible Plants of Mexico

    Mapes, Cristina (et al.)

    Pages 83-131

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnobotany of Mexico
Book Subtitle
Interactions of People and Plants in Mesoamerica
Editors
  • Rafael Lira
  • Alejandro Casas
  • José Blancas
Series Title
Ethnobiology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6669-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6669-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6668-0
Series ISSN
2365-7553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 560
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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