Chronicles the search for new medicines in Amazonian jungles and ocean depths, exploring the properties and applications of bark, leaves, coral, frogs, snake venom, and fungi.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140262105
Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In Medicine Quest, Mark Plotkin moves beyond the Amazon rainforests of his classic Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice to describe the ongoing race to find new medicines for intractable diseases such as AIDS,cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis in far-flung places all over the world. While highlighting the unlikely marriage of natural products, indigenous wisdom, and biotechnology, Plotkin details discoveries that are producing stunning results in the laboratory: painkillers from the skin of rainforest frogs, anticoagulants from leech saliva, and antitumor agents from snake venom. An entertaining and educational weave of medicine, ecology, ethnobotany, history, exploration, and adventure, Medicine Quest will thrill scientists, naturalists, and armchair explorers, and heighten our appreciation for the inexhaustible therapeutic potential of our natural world. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140262105
Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140262105
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