This long-awaited, excellent, definitive volume about the Seri Indians of Sonora, Mexico, offers a valuable resource and guide to anthropologists and biologists researching life in the North American deserts. The book gives a total cultural-ecological picture of how the little-known Seri tribe exists in a marginal environment.
—Quarterly Review of Biology
A key reference for ethnobiologists, economic botanists, arid lands ecologists, and ethnologists concerned with hunter-gatherers generally or indigenous peoples of western North America specifically.
This qualitative ethnobotanical study is an excellent example of interdisciplinary research on traditional plant knowledge of a hunting, gathering, and seafaring people.