Richard Evans Schultes
Professor Richard Evans Schultes embarked on an active life of Amazonian exploration. So involved was he in the region that a huge part of that unique region was named after him a few years ago. He has written a number of publications, including Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians; Plants and Human Affairs; The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens; El Reino de los Dioses and The Healing Forest. He has been a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Biological Sciences, Encylopedia Britannica and the Encyclopedia of Biochemistry. Professor Schultes is the recipient of a number of award including Colombia's Order of Victoria Regia (1969); the Cross of Boyaca (1983) and the WWF Gold Medal (1984).