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A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (9-Volume Set)

Series: A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India

By: George Watt (Author)

5514 pages, b/w line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #217744 | ISBN-13: 9781108068826
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NHBS Price: £324.00 $413/€387 approx

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

A Scottish doctor and botanist, George Watt (1851-1930) had studied the flora of India for more than a decade before he took on the task of compiling this monumental work. Assisted by numerous contributors, he set about organising vast amounts of information on India's commercial plants and produce, including scientific and vernacular names, properties, domestic and medical uses, trade statistics, and published sources. Watt hoped that the dictionary, 'though not a strictly scientific publication', would be found 'sufficiently accurate in its scientific details for all practical and commercial purposes'. First published in six volumes between 1889 and 1893, with an index volume completed in 1896, the whole work is now reissued in nine separate parts.

Volume 1 includes the prefatory matter, along with lists of works consulted, contributors and abbreviations. Volume 6 is split into four parts, with the index included as an appendix in the last part.


Contents

Volume 1
- Preface (1)
- Preface (2)
- List of works consulted
- List of officers
- List of abbreviations
- Abaca to Buxus

Volume 2
- Cabbage to Cyperus

Volume 3
- Preface
- Dacrydium to Gordonia

Volume 4
- Gossypium to Linociera

Volume 5
- Preface
- Linum to oyster

Volume 6, Part 1
- Preface
- Pachyrhizus to rye

Volume 6, Part 2
- Sabadilla to silica

Volume 6, Part 3
- Silk to tea

Volume 6, Part 4
- Tectona to Zygophillum
- Index


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