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European Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany of the Caucasus

Editors: Bussmann, Rainer W. (Ed.)

  • Collates the best, latest research on the most important plants for the Caucasus region
  • Deals with descriptive, methodological, theoretical, and applied research
  • Provides a valuable framework for scholarship in ethnobotany
  • Shares expertise from the fields of biology, anthropology, agronomy, geography, biochemistry, and environmental economics
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About this book

The Caucasus MRW (online and print) Volume will cover this European Macroregion. The content will focus on the ethnobotany of wild plants in this Macroregion and it will be first developed as an online site and, later, when all of the planned topics have been covered for this specific volume, printed in a hard copy version. The online site will remain live and be available for updates (with new monographs [if not covered initially due to lack of research]).

The content will be divided into sections covering countries (or groups of countries), based on plant diversity and not necessarily political or national boundaries. The Caucasus volume will have an Introduction (4,000-6,000 words); 50 200 plant monographs (10 to maximum 50 monographs per country) with each monograph having a length of ~1,500 words (with references), plus 2-4 photographs. To further define the content, the plant monographs will be divided into five major categories (food; medicine/cosmetic; veterinary; handicraft plants; and ritual/folkloric uses) and include notes. The number of the monographs in every category will be negotiated depending on the advances of the ethnobotanical research in each specific country, or group of countries. The main criteria for the inclusion of a given plant will be its cultural salience within a given country (assessed by the Volume Editor). References will be given at the end of the Introduction and each monograph.

About the authors

Editor:

Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann, WLBC, Missouri Botanica Garden


Reviews

“This is a well-produced book that will have a long shelf life as a source of information on ethnobotany of the Caucasus. It is rigorous enough to be used as a stand-alone reference. Some of the information within it may serve as signposts towards more detailed information in more specific texts. Being easy to read and presenting engaging portraits of the plants also makes it a candidate for recreational reading.” (Susanne Masters, Economic Botany, Vol. 72 (1), March, 2018)

Buy this book

Print $229.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49411-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
eReference $229.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49412-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49413-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnobotany of the Caucasus
Editors
  • Rainer W. Bussmann
Series Title
European Ethnobotany
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
Print ISBN
978-3-319-49411-1
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-49412-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49413-5
Series ISSN
2366-4444
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 746
Number of Illustrations
382 illustrations in colour
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