WORLD BANK TECHNICAL PAPER NO. 355
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John Lambert is an agriculture consultant at the World Bank.
Jitendra Srivastava is Principal Agriculturist in the World Bank's Agriculture
and Natural Resources Department. Noel Vietmeyer is Senior Program Officer at
the National Research Council.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Lambert, John, 1938
Medicinal plants : resucing a global
heritage / John Lambert, Jitendra Srivastava, Noel Vietmeyer.
P. cm. - (World
Bank technical papers, no. 355)
Includes bibliographical references.
1. Materia medica, Vegetable-China.
3. Medicinal plants- China.
I. Srivastava, Jitendra, 1940- 11. Vietmeyer,
1940- . 111. Title. IV Series.