Two leading ethnobotanists explore the interconnections between plants and human culture, from the prehistoric societies of hunter-gatherers to the modern world of scientific research.
''There can't be many books that provoke their readers to ponder the universality of human personality, rethink the tenets of Western science, contemplate the acceleration of medical progress, and alter their view of world history. This book will do all of the above.'' --Natural History
Paperback, 228 pages, b/w photographs, drawings, and maps throughout, 9.25'' x 8.25'', Scientific American Library, 1996, ISBN 0615129536