Messages from the Gods

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Messages from the Gods Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 560 Illustrations and other contents: 639 color ISBN: 9780199965762 Category:

Despite its small size, Belize is one of the most ecologically diverse nations in Central America and an ecotourist hotspot. The book is both a cultural study and a specialized field guide; each species account containing not only identifying traits of the plant, but also the various uses that both traditional healers and modern doctors have found for it. A natural history of the region is included and a detailed discussion of bush medicine and traditional healing.

Weight1 kg
Over the course of more than 25 years, Michael Balick and Rosita Arvigo have forged one of the most significant partnerships in the history of ethnobotany. This splendid book, the culmination of their collaboration, will live on as the definitive text on the traditional uses of plants in Belize for generations. * Wade Davis, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology and LEEF Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk, University of British Columbia *

Author Biography

Dr. Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Botanical Science and Director & Philecology Curator of the Institute of Economic Botany at The New York Botanical Garden. Dr. Rosita Arvigo, D.N., is a naprapathic physician with a clinical practice in Belize.