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Dictionary of Polynesian Plant Names
   

Dictionary of Polynesian Plant Names (Paperback, Revised edition)

By Rensch, Karl H.; Whistler, W. Arthur

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Revised This dictionary is a lexical documentation of Polynesian plant names based on the sources available at present. The project was conceived and carried out with linguists and botanists in mind.

ISBN 9780957731530
Published 1 January 2009
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Wayside Plants of the Islands: Guide to Lowland Flora of the Pacific Islands
   

Wayside Plants of the Islands: Guide to Lowland Flora of the Pacific Islands (Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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Wayside Plants of the Islands is based on the author's twenty-five years of botanical excursions in Hawai'i, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Guam, Belau (Pelau), and other Pacific islands. It includes color photos of 170 of the most common lowland species, with descriptions and other ...

ISBN 9780964542600
Published 1 May 1996 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Wayside Plants of the Islands: Guide to Lowland Flora of the Pacific Islands
   

Wayside Plants of the Islands: Guide to Lowland Flora of the Pacific Islands (Hardback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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A guide to the identification of the most common plant species encountered in Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Guam, Belau and other Pacific Islands.

ISBN 9780964542617
Published 28 March 2008 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Plants of the Canoe People: An Ethnobotanical Voyage Through Polynesia
 

Plants of the Canoe People: An Ethnobotanical Voyage Through Polynesia (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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Art Whistler has spend decades traveling through Polynesia, living with and studying the flora and people of these beautiful islands. His passion and interest in ethnobotany has continued to grow with each passing decade. He has published several popular books on Polynesian plant ...

ISBN 9780915809004
Published 1 July 2009
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Samoan Herbal Medicine
  

Samoan Herbal Medicine (Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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This is the third title in Dr. Whistler's series on Polynesian herbal medicine. It outlines the uses of eighty-four of the best known medicinal plants of Samoa, and includes a bibliography and glossary.

ISBN 9780964542624
Published 1 January 1996 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Rainforest Trees of Samoa: A Guide to the Common Lowland and Foothill Forest Trees of the Samoan Archipelago
   

Rainforest Trees of Samoa: A Guide to the Common Lowland and Foothill Forest Trees of the Samoan Archipelago (Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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The book is based on the authorOs work in Samoa that spans the last three decades. The information on the species presented (about 140 of them) includes the scientific name, Samoan and English names (if any), synonyms, the botanical family to which the plant belongs, and the rang ...

ISBN 9780964542648
Published 1 December 2004
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Tropical Ornamentals: A Guide
 

Tropical Ornamentals: A Guide (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Re-issue)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

Covers more than 400 of the most commonly cultivated ornamental plants found in the tropics, identified and beautifully photographed.

ISBN 9780881924756
Published 10 July 2000 by Timber Press
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The Ethnobotany of Tonga: The Plants, Their Tongan Names, and Their Uses
   

The Ethnobotany of Tonga: The Plants, Their Tongan Names, and Their Uses (Hardback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

Documents traditional uses of 620 Tongan plants. This study identifies plants by their Tongan and scientific names and highlights the medicinal uses of plants.

ISBN 9780930897574
Published 1 September 1991 by Bishop Museum Press
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Series Bulletin In Botany 2
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The Samoan Rainforest: A Guide to the Vegetation of the Samoan Archipelago
   

The Samoan Rainforest: A Guide to the Vegetation of the Samoan Archipelago (Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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This is an indepth study of the plant cover of Samoa and American Samoa. After over three thousand years of human occupation much of the native vegetation has been removed and what remains is gravely threatened by a growing population. The vegetation of the archipelago is divide ...

ISBN 9780964542631
Published 1 December 2002
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Plants in Samoan Culture: The Ethnobotany of Samoa
   

Plants in Samoan Culture: The Ethnobotany of Samoa (Paperback)

By Whistler, W. Arthur

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This is about traditional plant lore and is based on the botanical literature of the last one hundred and fifty years and thirty years of field study. Included are current and traditional uses of plants in the culture. The book is divided into chapters on food, plaiting of weavin ...

ISBN 9780964542662
Published 1 December 2001
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