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The origins of human diet and medicine : chemical ecology, Timothy Johns

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The origins of human diet and medicine : chemical ecology
Title
The origins of human diet and medicine
Title remainder
chemical ecology
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Johns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The domestication of the potato serves as the focus of this synthesis of ethnobotany and chemical ecology. Johns considers the evolution of the human use of plants, the ways in which humans obtain foods from among the myriad poisonous and unpalatable plants in the environment, and the consequences of this history for understanding the basis of the human diet."--Back cover
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DLC
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1950-
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Johns, Timothy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN476.73
LC item number
.J64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Arizona studies in human ecology
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  • Ethnobotany
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Plant toxins
  • Traditional medicine
  • Chemical ecology
  • Etnobotânica (história)
  • Antropologia cultural e social
  • Dieta (história)
  • Folclore
Label
The origins of human diet and medicine : chemical ecology, Timothy Johns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: With bitter herbs they shall eat it. c1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-338) and index
Contents
A model of human chemical ecology -- Biological adaptations for dealing with plant toxins -- Technological methods of detoxification -- Domestication as a solution for dealing with plant toxins -- Human perception, cognition, and behavior in relation to plant chemicals -- Reconsidering the model of human chemical ecology -- Plant chemical defenses as determinants of the human diet -- The dietary basis for the origin of human medicine -- Classification of traditional plant processing techniques -- Traditional methods of plant detoxification
Control code
34746017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780816516872
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
96020505
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)34746017
Label
The origins of human diet and medicine : chemical ecology, Timothy Johns
Publication
Note
Originally published: With bitter herbs they shall eat it. c1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-338) and index
Contents
A model of human chemical ecology -- Biological adaptations for dealing with plant toxins -- Technological methods of detoxification -- Domestication as a solution for dealing with plant toxins -- Human perception, cognition, and behavior in relation to plant chemicals -- Reconsidering the model of human chemical ecology -- Plant chemical defenses as determinants of the human diet -- The dietary basis for the origin of human medicine -- Classification of traditional plant processing techniques -- Traditional methods of plant detoxification
Control code
34746017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780816516872
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
96020505
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)34746017

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