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dc.contributor.author Merlin, Mark D en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-21T23:11:11Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-02-21T23:11:11Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2000-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Merlin MD. 2000. A history of ethnobotany in Remote Oceania. Pac Sci 54(3): 275-287. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/528 en_US
dc.description.abstract Ethnobotany has had a relatively short history as a scientific or scholarly discipline, and according to R. L. Ford still lacks a unifying theory. In this paper the history of ethnobotany in Remote Oceania is reviewed. In sequence, the roots of Pacific ethnobotany in European exploration and colonial expansion are discussed, then the contributions of early foreign residents, and finally the rapidly growing field of scientific ethnobotany during the latter part of the twentieth century. Examples of key research from the disciplines of botany, anthropology, archaeology, and geography, as well as major trends in ethnobotanical research in Remote Oceania, are described. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title A History of Ethnobotany in Remote Oceania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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