This volume addresses recent and ongoing ethnobotanical studies in the Balkans. The book focuses on elaborating the relevance of such studies for future initiatives in this region, both in terms of sustainable and peaceful (trans-regional, trans-cultural) rural development. A multi-disciplinary viewpoint is utilized, with an incorporation of historical, ethnographic, linguistic, biological, nutritional and medical perspectives. The book is also authored by recognized scholars, who in the last decade have extensively researched the Balkan traditional knowledge systems as they pertain to perceptions of the natural world and especially plants.
Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans is the first ethnobotany book on one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions of the world and is a valuable resource for both scholars and students interested in the field of ethnobotany.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 5266 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.
"The book offers a panoramic view of Balkan ethnobotany with a precise focus on post-conflict ecology, landscapes affected by contemporary urbanization, and targeted solutions for bioconservation and economic sustainability. It is required reading for scholars in any discipline who study the Balkan peninsula and would certainly belong in libraries ... ." (Taylor Walker, Economic Botany, Vol. 70 (1), 2016)
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