Despite its little size, Belize is a standout amongst the most biologically and socially assorted countries in Central America. More than 3,400 types of plants can be found here, inside a decent variety of natural territories. Along these lines, Belize is heaven for ecotourists, facilitating more than 900,000 guests every year, who appreciate the characteristic environment and well disposed individuals of this country. A considerable lot of the plants of Belize have a long history of being “helpful,” with properties that have served conventional home grown healers of the area just as the individuals who use plants as sustenance, rummage, fiber, adornment, in development and custom, alongside numerous different purposes.

With Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Belize, Drs. Michael Balick and Rosita Arvigo give us the complete asset on the numerous types of plants in Belize and their fables, just as the normal history of the area and a point by point talk of “bramble” employments of plants, including for conventional mending and life in the woodland, at various times. Both Balick and Arvigo convey vital viewpoints to the task, Balick as ethnobotanical researcher from The New York Botanical Garden, and Arvigo as a previous understudy to a Belizean healer and an accomplished doctor. The book has been a very long time really taking shape, a finish of a biodiversity examine venture that The New York Botanical Garden and universal and nearby associates have had in movement since 1987. Drs. Balick, Arvigo and their partners have gathered and recognized a great many plants from the district, and have worked broadly with several Belizean individuals, a considerable lot of them home grown healers and bushmasters, to record utilizes for huge numbers of the species. This coordinated effort with nearby plant specialists has created an intriguing talk of the crossing point of natural drug and profound confidence in the territory, and these meetings are utilized to compliment and contextualize the various species accounts displayed. The book is both a social report and a specific field control; data is given on various local and presented plants in Belize and their customary and contemporary uses including as sustenance, drug, fiber, in profound practices and numerous different purposes.

Lavishly showed with more than 600 pictures and photos, Messages from the Gods: A Guide to The Useful Plants of Belize will fill in as the essential reference and manual for the ethnobotany of Belize for a long time to come.

Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Belize. 


Weight 2.45 kg
Dimensions 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.2 cm





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Oxford University Press




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