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Forgetting the Forest

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the question of whether knowledge and use of healing plants maintained by traditional societies is disappearing before it can benefit society at large. The main agents are ... More


‘Roots, Remedies and Properties of Stones’: Dead Sea Healing

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea’s healing resources, being so well-known in antiquity, also attracted Essenes, who were attested as being adept in pharmacological lore (so Josephus, War 2: 136). As John Allegro once ... More


Gender and Healing

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The iconic image of the mystical male shaman guiding his Western scientific apprentice through the forest primeval in search of life-saving drug plants is a key element in the jungle medicine ... More


Immigrant Ethnobotany

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Ethnobotanical knowledge is often portrayed as being time and space contingent, transmitted as sacred oral text from generation to generation. It follows that knowledge of nature is necessarily the ... More


Arguments over Pictures: Reactions to Fuchs’s De Historia Stirpium

Sachiko Kusukawa

in Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226465296
eISBN:
9780226465289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465289.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how Leonhart Fuchs' use of pictures in De historia stirpium cannot be regarded as a characteristic common to humanist medicine, because another humanist physician—Janus ... More


The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Robert A. Voeks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In the 1980s, scientists and environmentalists sounded the alarm that deforestation was decimating the world’s tropical rainforests. Among the protection strategies that emerged, none resonated more ... More


Tentasali

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes early efforts of scientists to immerse themselves in the culture of indigenous peoples. American ethologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, for instance, joined an anthropological ... More


The provisioning value of timber and non-timber forest products

Erik Nelson, Claire Montgomery, Marc Conte, and Stephen Polasky

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents methods for estimating the stock and value of timber and non-timber natural products under different land tenure conditions and varying data availability. The simple, tier 1 ... More


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