A GOLDEN GUIDE
RICHARD EVANS SCHULTES,
Ph.D., F.L.S., is professor of natural sciences and director of the Botanical
Museum at Harvard University. An internationally known botanist specializing
in narcotic, medicinal and poisonous plants, Dr. Schultes spent some 14
years in South America living among Indian tribes in order to investigate
directly their uses of such plants. Dr. Schultes is the recipient of numerous
honors, among them a decoration from the government of Colombia for his
work in the Amazon, and is a member of several American and foreign academies
of science, including the National Academy of Sciences. He is editor of
the journal Economic Botany and the author of many scientific papers; with
Albert Hofmann he wrote The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens.
ELMER W. SMITH,
a new England Yankee by birth and inclination, is a free-lance artist,
self-taught in art, with an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts.
He illustrated the Golden Guide ORCHIDS, and has traveled and collected
in the Amazon with his friend and colleague the author of HALLUCINOGENIC
PLANTS. Smith's work appears in children's books as well as in scientific
journals, and he has illustrated numerous textbooks in the field of biology.
Currently he is an artist at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.
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