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Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America

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ISBN-10: 0773543805

ISBN-13: 9780773543805

Edition: 2014

Authors: Nancy J. Turner

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Nancy Turner has studied Indigenous peoples' knowledge of plants and environments in northwestern North America for over forty years. In Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge, she integrates her research into a two-volume ethnobotanical tour-de-force. Drawing on information shared by Indigenous botanical experts and collaborators, the ethnographic and historical record, and from linguistics, palaeobotany, archaeology, phytogeography, and other fields, Turner weaves together a complex understanding of the traditions of use and management of plant resources in this vast region. She follows Indigenous inhabitants over time and through space, showing how they actively participated in their…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication date: 7/20/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 3.25" tall
Weight: 4.840
Language: English

Nancy J. Turner is an ethnobotanist and distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She is also a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum. She resides in Victoria, BC.