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SC 120N: Plants, Places, and People

Professor: Allen

Book Resources - Plants

Many books are available in our collection (print and electronic) that will provide information on the plants important to a particular culture. When looking for books in the library's catalog, try the following subject terms with your culture:

  • Archeobotany
  • Ethnobotany
  • Ethnoecology
  • Ethnopharmacology
  • Indigenous people - botany
  • Paleoethnobotany

You may also want to look for the name of your plant with the subheading history (e.g. Corn - history) or the culture with the subheading "food habits."


Example Books

Resources for Plant Background and Classification

To find information on plant classification, habitat, and other background details. The following web resources are a good bet.