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Title The Book of Indian Trees (HB)
Author K.C.Sahni
Cover Price Rs.295.00
Our Price Rs.295.00
ISBN 9780195645897
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Description Prof K.C. Sahni, winner of the World Environment Day Award in 1994 and Seth Memorial Award in 1995, lucidly describes individual species, field identification, description, features of the bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, distribution and recurring seasonal events like leaf fall, flowering and fruiting.
Details on etymology, uses, legends, folklore and ecological notes are given. Another interesting dimension to the book is the relationship between certain animals and their favourite trees, such as Tiger tree’s bark used by tigers for cleaning their claws or the Talipot palm that develops a bud which
bursts with a loud pop, releasing the largest known inflorescence in the Plant Kingdom. This book is most useful to all levels of forestry students of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

The Book of Indian Trees is an illustrated botanical compendium cum field guide to 153 species of trees of the Indian subcontinent. This pellucid book is equally engrossing to both scientists and nonscientists.

The book was first published in the year 1998 by The Bombay Natural History Society.