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Ethnobotanical Studies on Trees, Shrubs and Climbers of Himalaya

By: SK Sood(Author), Sanjay Kumar Sharma(Author), Neelam Kumar(Author), Harish Kumar(Author)
546 pages, 75 plates with 295+ photos, 6 illustrations, maps, 11 tables
Ethnobotanical Studies on Trees, Shrubs and Climbers of Himalaya
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  • Ethnobotanical Studies on Trees, Shrubs and Climbers of Himalaya ISBN: 9788189304676 Hardback Sep 2009 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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This book is a simple-to-read manual providing a wealth of information on the utilization of 126 trees, 106 shrubs, 11 undershrubs, and 47 climbers by the indigenous people inhabiting more than 384 villages of Jogindernagar tehsil – a region of Himalaya significantly rich in flora embodying an ancient heritage endemism and cultural diversity (Adhesive – 3 spp; Sruch – 1 spp; Detergent – 6 spp; Dye – 13 spp; Eyeliner – 1 spp; Fish poision; Fodder – 67 spp; Fruits – 74 spp; Fuel – 30 spp; Human Aliments – 211 spp; Illuminants – 1 sp; Incense – 3 spp; Ink – 2 spp; Local wine (sur) – 15 spp; Magico – religious – 42 spp; Perfumery – 3 spp; Repellent – 7 spp; Veterinary Aliments – 13 spp; etc.).

To gain an overview of this region, detailed information on various aspects of the land, people and its rich cultural heritage is also provided. Over 295 photographs contained in 75 plates, 6 figures, 11 tables and 3 useful appendices enhance the value of this book significantly. It is, therefore, a vital reference sources to students and scholars of ethnobotany, researchers and scientists in traditional and agricultural universities, plant breeding, plant genetic research institutions, policy makers, conversation organizations, pharmacology, and a most for scientific and university libraries.

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Dr. S.K. Sood is Professor of Botany at the Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He obtained his M.Sc. (1974) and M. Phil. (1976) from Himachal Pradesh University and Ph.D. (1981) from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, specializing in Plant Systematics and Embryology. For his post-doctoral, he underwent specialized training in Ethnobotany. He has had a brilliant academic career followed by over 25 years of teaching and conducting research in Botany at Postgraduate as well as research levels. Dr. Sood has guided about 10 M. Phil and 12 Ph.D. students and published numerous research papers in various national and international journals. He has attended and participated in many seminars, workshops and conferences. He is also associated with many educational and research bodies in India and abroad. A prolific writer, his book Ethnobotany of Cold Desert Tribes of Lahoul-Spiti (N.W. Himalaya): Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2001, was widely acclaimed. His current major interests are in the theory and practice of systematics, flora of North-West Himalaya, ethnic tribes and conservation research.

S.K. Sharma, M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), L.L.B., Ph.D. (London), taught Political Science to under-graduate and post-graduate students for three decades and retired as Head of the Department of Political Science, Meerut College, Meerut. Author of about fifty research papers Dr. Sharma guided Ph.D. research and attended numerous seminars in India and abroad. He obtained Ph.D. degree from London University on his now published work on Harold Laski.

By: SK Sood(Author), Sanjay Kumar Sharma(Author), Neelam Kumar(Author), Harish Kumar(Author)
546 pages, 75 plates with 295+ photos, 6 illustrations, maps, 11 tables
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