Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico


"David Yetman and Tom Van Devender and their Mayo consultants vividly bring to life a great depth of indigenous information in a thoroughly enjoyable and accessible manner. Here is a detailed account of a fast receding way of life from the arid edge of the American tropics presented by the leading researchers in the field. The Mayos are an enduring people and this book does them honor."--Richard Stephen Felger, Executive Director, Drylands Institute, Tucson, AZ

"Yetman and Van Devender, with abundant help from their knowledgable ethnobotanical teachers, the Mayo Indians of southern Sonora, reveal the botanical secrets of a vanishing habitat. This book is invaluable for ethnobotanists, a treasure chest for tropical afficionados, and a delight to all those with a love of wild plants in wild habitats."--Paul S. Martin, Emeritus Professor of Geosciences, University of Arizona

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • David Yetman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2002


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