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
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