KUMI, Dr. Chris




Author Tags: Medicine, Outdoors

Dr. Kumi is a biomedical scientist who specializes in pharmacology and therapeutics, and natural product medicine. Aside from his scientific research activities, he is an ardent naturalist, an avid hiker and a nature buff. He is passionately involved with issues concerning biodiversity conservation and our deteriorating environment.

Plants That Heal: A Guide to Understanding Phytomedicines and Aromatic Plants is an essential reference guide to 50 of the most commonly used medicinal plants. The book is designed for both consumers and health care professionals. It contains roughly 100 full color photographs and line drawings. The book is designed to help both consumers and health care professionals make wise choices about the utility and safety in medicines of plant origin.

Trees and Shrubs of Pacific North America is a profusely illustrated plant identification book. It features over 160 species and more than 400 color photographs, line drawings and images to help users identify trees and shrubs of western North America. It combines accuracy with an attractive, readable and understandable literary style. Stories, myths and legends in the entries bring the plants to life, even for the most casual enthusiasts.

Common Flora of Western North America is a definitive, well-illustrated, quick reference guide to the most common plants in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. It is an invaluable aid to nature buffs, campers, hikers, teachers, students and amateur botanists for the identification of 120 of the most common plants in western North America. The book contains over 200 full color photographs for easy identification of the plants.

For Nature's Sake, Keep the Earth Smiling discusses the degradation of planet earth through fossil fuel emissions, depletion of the ozone layer, loss of biodiversity through deforestation of the tropical rain forests and extinction of species. It uses 60 full-color photographs of plants and outdoor scenes of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest to portray the wonders, beauty and the enormous diversity of this region. The book explores various opportunities through which we can save the planet.

BOOKS:

Plants That Heal: A Guide to Understanding Phytomedicines and Aromatic Plants (Plantamedica Publishing 2011) 9780987711267. $29.95.

Trees and Shrubs of Pacific North America (Plantamedica Publishing 2011) 9780987711250. $29.95.

Common Flora of Western North America (Plantamedica Publishing 2011) 9780987711226. $14.95.

For Nature's Sake, Keep The Earth Smiling (Plantamedica Publishing 2011) 9780987711236. $14.95.

[BCBW 2016]