The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz (Paperback)

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Ruiz spent 11 years exploring the villages and botanical landscapes of Peru and Chile. His detailed, personal observations of about 2000 plants, along with his impressions of the culture and perils of exploration in South America, are translated here by Richard Evans Schultes, the premier ethnobotanical explorer of South America today.

About the Author

Ruiz, the first botanical explorer of South America, spent 11 years visiting the towns, villages, fields, forests, and mountains of Peru and Chile.

The late Richard Evans Schultes, Jeffrey Professor of Biology and Director of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University (Emeritus), was a plant explorer, ethnobotanist, and conservationist. He was known as the world's authority on medicinal, narcotic, and hallucinogenic plants in the New World.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604690828
ISBN-10: 1604690828
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2009
Pages: 368
Language: English