Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

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The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use, Clarke dips into his field journals to provide a rich account of journeys, as both anthropologist and ethnobotanist, that span the temperate, arid and tropical zones of Australia and neighbouring landmasses. He describes the cultural and natural heritage of each region, on the plants used by Aboriginal people that contribute to their distinctiveness.The Journeys of an Australian Anthropologist Philip A. Clarke ... I was rolling out my swag under the Land Cruiser for cover when Jimmy set fire to a pile of dry branches and foliage leaning against a coolibah tree to produce smoke intended toanbsp;...

Title:Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use
Author:Philip A. Clarke
Publisher:Rosenberg Publishing - 2014-10-01


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