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Aboriginal people and their plants, author, Philip A. Clarke

Label
Aboriginal people and their plants
Title
Aboriginal people and their plants
Statement of responsibility
author, Philip A. Clarke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview of Indigenous relationship to plants in Aboriginal Australia; plants as part of religion; seasons; fire stick ecology; plant uses; drinking from plants; plant preparation for eating and healing; plants as tools; introduction of agricultural plants; relevance of Indigenous knowledge of plants and ecology in Australian society today
Cataloging source
ANL
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Clarke, Philip A
Dewey number
333.9530899915
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Plants, Useful
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Aboriginal people and their plants, author, Philip A. Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Contents
Plants and the cultural landscape : Ch. 1: Socialising plants: dividing the world; Botanical placenames; Plants as personal names; Plant ownership; Family and plants -- Ch. 2: Plants of the dreaming: sacred plants; Ritual use of trees; Plants as spirit homes; Plant dreamings; Fire and the religious landscape -- Part two: Cultural impact on plants : Ch.3: leaving a mark: tree climbers; Diggings; pathways; Explorers observing fires -- Ch.4: a seasonal life: land and climate; population densities; Aboriginal calendars; Mobility -- Ch.5: Fire-stick ecology: cultural fires; Temperate fires; Desert fires; Tropical fires -- Part 3: Aboriginal plant uses: Ch. 6: Planning ahead: staple foods; Food storage; Plant food feasts; Drinks from plants -- Ch. 7: Plant food technology: grinding seed; Poison removal; Cooking -- Ch. 8: the power of plants: perceptions of health; Healers; Treatments; Bush medicines; Mood-altering substances -- Ch. 9: Plants as tools: artefacts from plants; Plants as poisons -- Part 4: People, plants and change: Ch. 10: The old and the new: Exotic northern influences; Altered environments -- Ch. 11: Appreciating Aboriginal uses of plants: From ecotourism to new foods; The future of Australian ethnobotany
Control code
000041201419
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9781877058516
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), maps, ports
Label
Aboriginal people and their plants, author, Philip A. Clarke
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Contents
Plants and the cultural landscape : Ch. 1: Socialising plants: dividing the world; Botanical placenames; Plants as personal names; Plant ownership; Family and plants -- Ch. 2: Plants of the dreaming: sacred plants; Ritual use of trees; Plants as spirit homes; Plant dreamings; Fire and the religious landscape -- Part two: Cultural impact on plants : Ch.3: leaving a mark: tree climbers; Diggings; pathways; Explorers observing fires -- Ch.4: a seasonal life: land and climate; population densities; Aboriginal calendars; Mobility -- Ch.5: Fire-stick ecology: cultural fires; Temperate fires; Desert fires; Tropical fires -- Part 3: Aboriginal plant uses: Ch. 6: Planning ahead: staple foods; Food storage; Plant food feasts; Drinks from plants -- Ch. 7: Plant food technology: grinding seed; Poison removal; Cooking -- Ch. 8: the power of plants: perceptions of health; Healers; Treatments; Bush medicines; Mood-altering substances -- Ch. 9: Plants as tools: artefacts from plants; Plants as poisons -- Part 4: People, plants and change: Ch. 10: The old and the new: Exotic northern influences; Altered environments -- Ch. 11: Appreciating Aboriginal uses of plants: From ecotourism to new foods; The future of Australian ethnobotany
Control code
000041201419
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9781877058516
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), maps, ports

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