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Author Clarke, Philip A.
Title Aboriginal People and their Plants.
Imprint Sydney : Rosenberg Pub., 2011.

Author Clarke, Philip A.
Subject Human-plant relationships -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnobotany.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine.
Aboriginal Australians -- Food.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents Preface; PART ONE: PLANTS AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE; Chapter 1 Socialising Plants; Chapter 2 Plants of the Dreaming; PART TWO: CULTURAL IMPACT ON PLANTS; Chapter 3 Leaving a Mark; Chapter 4 A Seasonal Life; Chapter 5 Fire-stick Ecology; PART THREE: ABORIGINAL PLANT USES; Chapter 6 Planning Ahead; Chapter 7 Plant Food Technology; Chapter 8 The Power of Plants; Chapter 9 Plants as Tools; PART FOUR: PEOPLE, PLANTS AND CHANGE; Chapter 10 The Old and the New; Chapter 11 Appreciating Aboriginal Uses of Plants; Notes; References; General Index.
Summary The book is unique, spanning the gap between botany and indigenous studies. It differs from other published Australian 'bushtucker' overviews by treating the study of plants as a window upon which to delve into Aboriginal culture. The topic of Aboriginal use and perception of plants is vast and therefore far too large for full treatment of all regions in a single volume. Nevertheless, this book offers an overview to assist readers appreciate the depth of indigenous ecological knowledge about the environment.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781921719738 (electronic bk.)
1921719737 (electronic bk.)
9781921719745 (electronic bk.)
1921719745 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 795120477
Additional Format Print version: Clarke, Philip A. Aboriginal People and their Plants. Sydney : Rosenberg Publishing, ©2011 9781921719059