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by Mark J. Plotkin

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Mark J. Plotkin
Paperback Nova Audio Books; Abridged edition (December 1, 1996)
Biological Sciences
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For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment - and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture.

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice book. For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests'.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. -297).

The book details the potential value of these plants as well as the incredible wisdom of indigenous healers as to how these species can best be used. It shouldn't be the doctor versus the witch doctor.

Plotkin, Mark J. P. In 1884, at the end of his year’s residence with the Eskimo of Baffin Island, the pioneering anthropologist Franz Boas concluded that he had failed in his mission. He had set out to study primitives because he believed that a technologically undeveloped people must live a simpler, less clouded existence than the highly sophisticated and technologically advanced people of his native Germany.

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice has been called "one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Their knowledge of healing plants may hold the cure to some of today's most devastating diseases.

Tales of a shaman's apprentice . Meanwhile, his book of botanical lore, presented as promised to the tribes, has helped restore a self- respect battered during years of interaction with the West. Every time a shaman dies, it is as if a library burned down,'' Plotkin reminds us. No one could convey the potential tragedy of this statement more convincingly than this author, who has done something to remedy it. Pub Date: Aug.

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice has been called one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. As then-chief ethnobotanist for Conservation International, Mark Plotkin spent almost 15 years tracking the shamans of the northeast Amazon. Their knowledge of healing plants may hold the cure to some of today's most devastating diseases. This audiobook is the thrilling account of his apprenticeship to these powerful wise men, a gripping journey into a wild and wonderful world seldom glimpsed by outsiders.
  • Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest

    I LOVE this book. To anyone who likes herbs or homeopathic remedies or science in general, you need to get this book. Yes, it's a little outdated what with it being about 2 decades old, but the reading is still there, and it's all true! It gives you a glimpse into what life was like in the deep, untouched forests back then and talks about who big pharma was already in the process of attempting to focus on their personal gain rather than supporting these shaman who knew so much about medicinal herbs and plants. I couldn't put this book down and ended up flying through it in less than a week. It's an easy read despite all the scientific plant names in it and is something I encourage all of you to look into.

  • This real life tale of an ethnobotanist learning from indigenous South American tribesmen and shamans is a jewel of a book. I didn't want it to end, though it ends in a way that fills me with hope and promise for the human race. Plotkin shares his experiences with native tribesmen as he learns the plants and medicines that they have relied upon, and gives the medicine men a voice at a time when Western Culture begins to dominate tribal life.. He paints a respectful portrait of the cultures and individual personalities in a way that takes you inside his circle of subjects, people who gave freely of their knowledge of the forest plants and their healing combinations and recipes. It's no surprise that I have given this book many times as a gift.

  • This book was assigned for one of my anthropology classes. I first thought it was going to be one of those books with information like an English book from a high school English class, but as I started reading it, it took me into the story all the way to the end.

  • A few years ago, I was fortunate to attend a lecture by Plotkin where he shared a few of his magical experiences in the Amazon. The book offers the wonder of Darwinian discoveries from the shaman's perspective and is a must read!

  • The author brings us to the reality of how the wisdom of indigenous peoples are the best knowledge and the wisest council in their domain, and the domain of life. It seems we often think of western cultures as being the "right" way, when in essence there are many "right" ways, and knowing and appreciating each others "right" ways shows us we only have part of the solution, not THE solution. Read and learn a significant amount about the Amazon Tropical Rainforest and its peoples, it will transform you.

  • Fascinating. Plotkin is one of the great pioneers in the research of medicinal uses of plants. This guy knows his ethnobiology.

  • Good book but completely outdated, and written with a level of optimism that borders on irresponsible.

  • This has been an interesting read. The delivery and service was efficient and timely with no problems encountered. I am happy to own this book as the sadness is in the diminishing culture of the wise men, trees, animals and knowledge from the Amazon and I have a personal account of the last of the wise people from an ancient culture hopefully being able to pass onto next generations.