Botany non-textbook book
koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Fri Feb 20 17:25:09 EST 1998
At 4:54 PM -0500 2/20/98, DJHicks%Faculty%MC at manchester.edu wrote:
>> .... I was wondering if any of you have a suggestion as to a general
>> interest book related to plants or plant science that might be
>> appropriate for a sophomore-level Botany course.
>> Does anyone else do something similar in their Botany or Biology
>*** An area that students tend to find interesting is ehtnobotany, and ther=
>are some good books out there on the subject:
>Balick and Cox. Plants, People and Culture.
>Plotkin. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice.
>(I am using the latter two as texts in my ethnobotany class - it's a brand-
>new course, but these books seem to be working well.)
>Davis. One River.
>Perlin. A Forest Journey.
>Nabhan. Gathering the Desert.
>Joyce. Earthly Goods.
>Coe and Coe. True History of Chocolate.
My choice of these is Brian Capon's Botany for Gardeners
from Timber Press. Inexpensive, lots of great color photos,
excellent paper. It has a kind of odd organization, but
maybe a non-traditional approach is good!
Ross Koning | koning at ecsu.ctstateu.edu
Biology Department | http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/
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