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Introduction to Ethnobotany

Akansha Singh Mohammad Waseemul Islam

289 pages
Arcler Education Inc
The book "Introduction to Ethnography" discusses how indigenous people use plants for food, medicine, cultural customs, housing, fuel, and transportation. It discusses the evolution of ethnobotany and the formation of this field over the years. Ethnobotany is described as the study of the connection between people in their indigenous societies and their plant ecosystem. This book aims to study culturally based biological and environmental understanding, cultural perception and perception of the natural world, including related behaviors and activities. It also mentions the naming and classification process of plants by community members, and points out that different communities may use the same plants in different ways.
Author Bio
Dr. Akansha Singh, is presently working as Associate Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Parul University, India. She graduated from the Banaras Hindu University, with doctorate in Genetics and Plant breeding in the year 2012. She has also worked as Research Scientist in Bioved Research Society, Allahabad, India. She was working as Postdoctoral fellow in University of Mumbai before joining her current position. She has authored a number of national and international publications.