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The Book of Indian Trees

The Book of Indian Trees

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Item Code: IDF961

by K. C. Sahni

Hardcover (Edition: 2005)

Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195645898

Language: English
Size: 8.8" x 5.5"
Pages: 250 (B & W Illus:12, Color Illus:17, Figure:128)
Price: $22.50   Shipping Free
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About The Author:

K. C. Sahni was educated at St. John's College, Commonwealth forestry Research Institute, Oxford. He worked for 28 years at the Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, from where he retired as Director, Biological Research. From 1966-68 he was FAO/United Nations Forest Botanist at the Forest Research Institute, Khartoum, where he wrote Important Trees of the Northern Sudan Published by FAO. He was Edited, Botany Section of the Encyclopedia of Indian Natural History Published by OUP for BNHS. He also wrote the Trees of Chandbagh. He earned the World Environment Day Award in 1994 and Seth Memorial Award 1995.

Illustrations are by P.N. Sharma, a well Known and experienced botanical artist.

About The Book:

All you wanted to know about the trees in your backyard and beyond, you will find in this book.

More than 150 species of the indigenous trees of India and the rest of the Subcontinent are described and illustrated, along with their economic importance, commercial products and the folklore associated with them. You will soon be able to identify the trees by their field characters and appreciate the necessity to protect them

CONTENTS
Foreword to the Second Editionvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
List of Platesxii
Introduction1
Description of species*16
Know your Trees207
Glossary215
Bibliography221
Index of Scientific Names223
Index of Common Names227

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