Peter Staub

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SUMMARY To solve the currently urgent problem of collecting critical data across system and country borders without modification of any source system, we present a model-based 4step procedure. Its core is a new language for " horizontal " mapping of conceptual models, which is introduced by a small but multi-face example. It is further shown that this(More)
BACKGROUND Ritual and religious uses of plant-derived smoke are widespread throughout the world. Our research focuses on Southwest China, where the use of incense is very common. This study aims to document and analyze contemporary ritual plant uses by the Bai people of Shaxi Township (Jianchuan County, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province), including their(More)
In Mediterranean cultures written records of medicinal plant use have a long tradition. This written record contributed to building a consensus about what was perceived to be an efficacious pharmacopeia. Passed down through millennia, these scripts have transmitted knowledge about plant uses, with high fidelity, to scholars and laypersons alike. Herbal(More)
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