This book enables students of ethnobotany to learn the main principles and potential applications of this discipline. The book is also useful to established anthropologists (as an introduction to plant biology), botanists (as an introduction to anthropology) and pharmacists (as an introduction to phytochemistry and ethnopharmacognosy). The book is very clearly organized. A general reading of the text gives an overview of the subject under discussion, while reference to the large number of tables, figures and boxes will allow the reader to gain much more detailed information on a particular area of interest. Each of the tables and boxes has therefore been presented as units on their own, which may be consulted directly. To avoid problems in understanding the text, any specialist terms have been italicized and these can be found in standard botanical or anthropological dictionaries.