The book is the first of its kind and it would be an excellent field guide for the common plants of Rajaji Tiger Reserve in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It provides very simple keys to the genera based on easily observable field characters, followed by supplementary keys to the species for the genera having more than one species. It also gives a glossary of common botanical terms and several photographs illustrating such terms. The book provides pictorial characteristics of tree species in Rajaji Tiger Reserve that are easily noticeable, whether bark, leaves, thorns, etc.
The book would be handy for field biologists, forest officers, and naturalists, as well as the large number of visitors to this protected area, including students who may or may not have botany backgrounds and will find this manual very useful for identifying the genera and species of common trees in the field.