Biographical Materials

Balick, Michael J. and Paul Alan Cox. 1997. Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany. Scientific American Library, NY. Pp. 19-23.

Blumenthal, Mark. 2001. In Memoriam: Varro E. Tyler, 1926-2001. HerbalGram 53: 70-71.

Cox, Paul Alan. 1999. Voyage In Nafanua: Saving the Samoan Rain Forest, by Paul Alan Cox, pp. 1-12. W. H. Freeman and Company, NY.

Davis, Wade. 1996. One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest. Simon & Schuster, NY. Pp. 11-13, 21-27.

Davis, Wade. 1985 The Serpent and the Rainbow. Simon and Schuster, NY. Pp. 15-22.

Dreifus, Claudia. 1999. A Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Balick: New York’s a Jungle, and One Scientist Doesn’t Mind. New York Times.

Martin, Gary J. 1995. Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual. Chapman and Hall, London. Pp. xvii-xix.

Milius, Susan. 2004. Travels with the War Goddess: Embedded Journalism in a Samoan Drug-Discovery Expedition. Science News 165(22):344-346.

Nabhan, Gary Paul. 1997. Missing the Boat: Why Cultural Diversity Didn’t Make it onto the Ark. In Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story, by Gary Paul Nabhan, pp. 30-42. Counterpoint, Washington, D.C.

Plotkin, Mark J. 1993. Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest. Viking, NY. Pp. 2-18.

Robin, Karen. 2001. In Memoriam: Richard Evans Schultes, 1915-2001. HerbalGram 52: 61-64.

Other Related Materials

Plants, People and Culture: the Science of Ethnobotany
A number of ethnobotany and ethnobiology courses use the book by Michael Balick and Paul Alan Cox, Plants, People and Culture: the Science of Ethnobotany as a textbook or for supplemental reading. Until now, the choices were purchasing the paperback black and white reprint edition, distributed by the American Botanical Council in Austin, Texas, ordering used copies of the color edition, or obtaining permission to photocopy chapters through the Copyright Clearance Center. Recently the authors converted the original files of the book, richly illustrated with color images, to e-pub format, making them available as a Kindle download on Amazon. Below are links to both versions of this book.
Plants, People, and Culture The Science of Ethnobotany (e-pub format)
Plants, People, and Culture The Science of Ethnobotany (written format)

The Vision and Change in Undergraduate Ethnobiology Education in the U.S.A.: Recommended Curriculum Assessment Guidelines
This is based on a call to action from the AAAS for improving science curriculum development of ethnobiology undergraduate education.
The Vision and Change in Undergraduate Ethnobiology Education in the U.S.A.: Recommended Curriculum Assessment Guidelines (pdf)