The Resource Our green and living world : the wisdom to save it, by Edward S. Ayensu ... [et al.] ; a welcome by S. Dillon Ripley ; an introduction by HRH the Prince Philip ; an epilogue by Indira Gandhi ; special photography by Kjell B. Sandved and Edward S. Ayensu

Our green and living world : the wisdom to save it, by Edward S. Ayensu ... [et al.] ; a welcome by S. Dillon Ripley ; an introduction by HRH the Prince Philip ; an epilogue by Indira Gandhi ; special photography by Kjell B. Sandved and Edward S. Ayensu

Label
Our green and living world : the wisdom to save it
Title
Our green and living world
Title remainder
the wisdom to save it
Statement of responsibility
by Edward S. Ayensu ... [et al.] ; a welcome by S. Dillon Ripley ; an introduction by HRH the Prince Philip ; an epilogue by Indira Gandhi ; special photography by Kjell B. Sandved and Edward S. Ayensu
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The authors survey the ways in which we are losing our ability to survive biologically and present new approaches to regaining it. They examine our planet's green life-layer from every point of view: cultural and artistic, religious, ecological, economic, and scientific. These world respected botanists highlight the true worth of the Plant Kingdom for our lives - from Amazonian rain forests to African violets or tropical foliage plants at the windowsill. India and other lands help provide us with a remarkable arsenal of plant-derived medicines that cure leukemia and other malignancies, that control hypertension, and that also prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Mexico, for instance, produces the wild yams that provide chemical raw materials for the contraceptive pill. And in Kenya, we meet a young wife who brings her to a respected dispenser of traditional medicines extracted from jungle greenery
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.95/16
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.O93 1984
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH75.O93
NAL item number
1984
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ayensu, Edward S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature conservation
  • Ecology
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Natuurbehoud
  • Milieubescherming
  • Nature
  • Écologie
  • Conservation des ressources naturelles
Label
Our green and living world : the wisdom to save it, by Edward S. Ayensu ... [et al.] ; a welcome by S. Dillon Ripley ; an introduction by HRH the Prince Philip ; an epilogue by Indira Gandhi ; special photography by Kjell B. Sandved and Edward S. Ayensu
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index
Contents
Tending our gardens: Benign connection -- From the beginning -- Old and new -- Global mosaic: 4. Deserts - Grasslands -- Mediterranean shores -- Temperate splendor --Tropical rain forests -Wetlands --Green oceans --Fair isles -- Plants for people: 12. Moveable feast -- From field to table -- Versatile cellulose - Firewood -- Chemical cornucopia -- Medicine's hidden herbs -- Visit to the doctor -- Paradise to save: 19. Enduring impact -- Genetic erosion -- Underexploited crops -- Conservation for production -- Third chance: 23. Epilogue: goals for the new century Ms. Indira Gandhi -- Acknowledgments -- World conservation strategy -- Selected readings - Index -- Picture credits
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036779529
Label
Our green and living world : the wisdom to save it, by Edward S. Ayensu ... [et al.] ; a welcome by S. Dillon Ripley ; an introduction by HRH the Prince Philip ; an epilogue by Indira Gandhi ; special photography by Kjell B. Sandved and Edward S. Ayensu
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index
Contents
Tending our gardens: Benign connection -- From the beginning -- Old and new -- Global mosaic: 4. Deserts - Grasslands -- Mediterranean shores -- Temperate splendor --Tropical rain forests -Wetlands --Green oceans --Fair isles -- Plants for people: 12. Moveable feast -- From field to table -- Versatile cellulose - Firewood -- Chemical cornucopia -- Medicine's hidden herbs -- Visit to the doctor -- Paradise to save: 19. Enduring impact -- Genetic erosion -- Underexploited crops -- Conservation for production -- Third chance: 23. Epilogue: goals for the new century Ms. Indira Gandhi -- Acknowledgments -- World conservation strategy -- Selected readings - Index -- Picture credits
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036779529

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