By Daniel F. Austin
Winner of the 2005 Klinger e-book Award
Presented by way of The Society for financial Botany.
Florida Ethnobotany offers a cross-cultural exam of the way the state’s local crops were utilized by its numerous peoples. This compilation contains universal names of vegetation of their historic series, weaving jointly what used to be previously esoteric information regarding each one species right into a complete reference. the writer accomplishes the enormous activity of translating the typical names of species, which bargains perception into plant utilization and a glimpse into the tradition of every ethnic team or tribe. those universal botanical names usually reveal how members healthy into their societies and the way those societies functioned. even if there were past reports of vegetation utilized by the population of Florida, this can be the 1st entire synthesis of this flora-rich area that used to be so pivotal within the background of recent global exploration.