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Product Description: Plants have been used to treat disease throughout human history. On a clay slab that dates back approximately five thousand years, the Sumerians recorded medicinal recipes that made use of hundreds of plants, including poppy, henbane, and mandrake...read more

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9780226204918 | 1 edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 22, 2015), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Plants have been used to treat disease throughout human history.

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Product Description: For centuries herbs and spices have been an integral part of many of the world’s great cuisines. But spices have a history of doing much more than adding life to bland foods. They have been the inspiration for, among other things, trade, exploration, and poetry...read more

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9780226091662, titled "Culinary Herbs & Spices of the World" | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 29, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: For centuries herbs and spices have been an integral part of many of the world’s great cuisines.
9781842465011 | Ill edition (Gardners Books, December 19, 2013), cover price $66.45 | About this edition: In Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World, Ben-Erik van Wyk offers the first fully illustrated, scientific guide to nearly all commercial herbs and spices in existence.

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Product Description: In this book are fifty-two compelling tales that will lead the reader on a journey of discovery of the African continent. It tracks the ancient grail of traditional African medicine or muthi. The journey takes one year, with one story for each of the fifty-two weeks...read more

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9780958495493, titled "Muthi & Mysths from the African Bush" | 1 edition (Briza Pubns, September 1, 2013), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this book are fifty-two compelling tales that will lead the reader on a journey of discovery of the African continent.

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Product Description: Photo Guide to Trees of Southern Africa is an invaluable identification and reference guide to 300 of the more common tree species in the region, both native and naturalized. Features of the revised edition include: * Descriptive accounts highlighting the most important field identification characters...read more

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9781920217044 | 2 edition (Briza Pubns, March 15, 2012), cover price $33.00 | About this edition: Photo Guide to Trees of Southern Africa is an invaluable identification and reference guide to 300 of the more common tree species in the region, both native and naturalized.

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Product Description: The cut flower industry is a multibillion dollar business worldwide, yet until now there has been no well-illustrated guide to the most important plants grown for and used by florists. This carefully researched volume is filled with valuable professional information on more than 350 key flowers grown for the florist trade...read more

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9781604691948, titled "Cut Flowers of the World: A Complete Reference for Growers and Florists" | Timber Pr, September 8, 2010, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The cut flower industry is a multibillion dollar business worldwide, yet until now there has been no well-illustrated guide to the most important plants grown for and used by florists.

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Product Description: Written by respected professors of botany and pharmaceutical biology, this is the definitive account of plants and mushrooms used for poison darts, traditional medicine, ceremonial and spiritual purposes, and recreational drugs. Hazardous plants are commonly used as garden ornamentals, potted plants, or florist flowers, yet many people are unaware of the dangers posed by the toxins derived from them...read more

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9780881929522 | 1 edition (Timber Pr, September 24, 2008), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Written by respected professors of botany and pharmaceutical biology, this is the definitive account of plants and mushrooms used for poison darts, traditional medicine, ceremonial and spiritual purposes, and recreational drugs.

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Product Description: Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens...read more

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9780881929546 | Timber Pr, September 1, 2008, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors.

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Product Description: A comprehensive survey of the plants that provide food, beverages, spices, and flavorings, this book will serve as an invaluable reference to gardeners, ethnobotanists, nutritionists, culinary professionals, dieticians, and food enthusiasts...read more

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9780881927436 | Timber Pr, October 10, 2005, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A comprehensive survey of the plants that provide food, beverages, spices, and flavorings, this book will serve as an invaluable reference to gardeners, ethnobotanists, nutritionists, culinary professionals, dieticians, and food enthusiasts.

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Product Description: Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects...read more

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9780881926026 | Timber Pr, February 15, 2004, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants.

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Medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, pharmacological effects and botanical descriptions of more than 132 medicinal plants. More than 500 photos of plants, plant parts used and products. Plant list according to ailments. 132 geographical distribution maps. References for future reading.

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9781875093090 | Gardners Books, December 31, 2002, cover price $56.55 | About this edition: Medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, pharmacological effects and botanical descriptions of more than 132 medicinal plants.

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