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Herbal Microscopy Book Receives American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Book Award
Date:2/28/2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced the recipient of its James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award in the reference and technical book category. The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia's Botanical Pharmacognosy: Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines (CRC Press, 2011), has been chosen as this year's recipient.

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The ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award was created in 2006 in honor of noted economic botanist and author, James A. Duke, Ph.D. It is given annually to a book or book service that provides a significant contribution to literature in the fields of botany, taxonomy, ethnobotany, phytomedicine, or other disciplines related to the vast field of medicinal plants. Among his long and prestigious career achievements in economic botany and ethnobotany at the United States Department of Agriculture, he has authored more than 30 reference and consumer books. He is also a co-founding member of ABC's Board of Trustees and currently is Director Emeritus.

The AHP Microscopy book was edited by senior editor Roy Upton, executive director of AHP. Other editors include Alison Graff, Ph.D., a rare plant conservationist for the state of California; the late Georgina Jolliffe, Ph.D., formerly a senior lecturer in pharmacognosy at Chelsea College (now King's College) in the United Kingdom; Reinhard Langer, Ph.D., an herbal medicinal products expert at the Austrian Medicines Agency; and Elizabeth Williamson, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacy and director of practice of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading in the UK. (1)

AHP's 773-page Botanical Pharmacognosy: Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines is organized in two sections: (1) a 10-chapter introduction to the
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