Tuesday, 22nd of January 2019

The Book of Indian Trees

 

The Book of Indian Trees
  Text: K.C. Sahni,
  Illustrations by P.N. Sharma

  Price: Rs. 395/-
  Size: 6 x 9 in
  Pp. xii + 230, Hardbound
  First Edition 1998,
  Second Edition 2000, Reprint 2005


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.