Plants of the Petén Itza’ Maya: Plantas de los maya itza’ del Petén

Scott Atran, Ximena Lois, Edilberto Ucan Ek’

The Itza’ Maya of the Petén in Guatemala preside over a unique rainforest biosphere in danger of disappearing. Equally at risk is their own botanical knowledge, from taxonomy to medicinal uses. This volume contains a history of the Petén Itza’ Maya; explanation of Itza’ taxonomy; tables and keys to plant usage; common names in English, Spanish, and several indigenous languages; and much more. It is an invaluable reference set for botanists, historians, anthropologists, linguists, ecologists, historians, and all medical fields. The accompanying CD-ROM presents this information in a searchable database, along with hundreds of color photos of plants. The CD-ROM is Mac/PC compatible.

Order from the University of Michigan Press.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2004

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 248

Price: $50, including CD-ROM

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-55-5

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951519-88-9

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 38

Illustrations: 54 illustrations

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