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Bamboos of North-East India

T.P. Sharma (Author) S.K. Borthakur (Author)

The importance of bamboos has incresed many-folds during the last few decades as an important source of raw material for various end-uses. Besides besides beling important as a raw material in a number of in-nudustries, bamboos are used in a myriad ways by the rual people and are interwoven with their lifestyle in many parts of our country, e-specially in North-East India Bamboos of North-East India is a pioneering work in the form of a consolidated taxonomic and distributional account based o more than two decades of field works by the authors. It deals with 87 spesies, one variety and one forma belonging to the genera of bambu-soid grasses found to be occurring in North-East-India with explicit keys to the genera and species, updated nomenclature, vernacular names and with profuse illustrations.

Critial discussion on distribution, usage, rare and endangered elements, agro-technique for bamboo cultivation and ornametal bamboo species found in North-East India ate added features of the book.

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About the authors

T.P. Sharma

Tika Prasad Sharma, Ph.D. (born on 3rdJune 1978) is a plant taxonomist, currently working as Secretary, Himalayan Science Society, Gangtok, Sikkim.

He has explored almost all parts of the North-East India and was also collaborator in project "Developing a digital database on bio-resources of North-East India-through a network approach among North-Eastern states". He has been actively engaged in research on Bamboos of North-East India and Medicinal plants of sikkim. So far he has published more than 15 research papaer including on new species and one book on Medicinal Plants of Sikkim.

S.K. Borthakur

S.K. Borthakur, Ph.D., F.B.S., F.E.S. is Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University and is well-known field botanist of India. He is particularly known for his ethnobotanical and floristic works in north-eastern India. He has published more than 70 research papers in India and beyond, several popular articles and two books. Worthy of special mention is his books-Illustrated Manual of Ferns of Assam. He has attended a number of national and international conferences in India and abroad. Several scholars have obtained their M.Phil and Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Dr. Borthakur. He is recipient of S.K. Jain Medal of Society of Ethnobotanists in 1998 and act as member of several national and international professional bodies and editorial board of journals.

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Title Bamboos of North-East India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.05.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386302472
length x+225p., Illustrations 1 Figure Black and White; 91 Color Plates; 1 Map Black and White; 24cm.