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The Indigenous and Exotic Beauty of Dehradun

P.K. Hajra (Author) Aparajita De (Author)
Synopsis The book is a humble attempt to provide a handy manual for identification of some indigenous and exotic plants of the valley. The species that are of ornamental value or the ones that have potential of greater popularity are included. Species that are met along roadsides, gardens and scientific institutions have been described along with photographs. The common names in Hindi and English have also been given wherever available. About 118 species have been included in this book. This book is intended to serve the interest of the non-taxonomists who desire to explore the plant wealth of the valley.
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About the authors

P.K. Hajra

Prabhat Kumar Hajra (b. January 28, 1940) received his early education at Sekenderpur, a village in Hooghly District of West Bengal and graduation from Calcutta University.  He obtained Masters Degree in Botany from Guahati University and Ph.D. degree from the same university.  From 1961 to 1992 he worked in Central National Herbarium, Calcutta, Eastern Circle, Shillong, and Northern Circle, Dehradun of Botanical Survey of India in different capacities.  He established the Sikkim Himalayan Circle of Botanical Survey of India.  He joined the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India as Director Biosphere Reserve and worked during the period 1992-1993.  HE then rejoined Botanical Survey of India as Director in 1993 and retired on supre-annuation in 1998.  Since 1998 he is involved in a project sponsored jointly by the Department of Space and Biotechnology, Government of India as one of the collaborators.  He has authored manmy publications of botanical interest such as Plant wealth of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Botany of Kaziranga and Manas, Brahmakamal and its allies etc.  He has also edited a large number of books on the Flora of India.  He is the author of over 100 publications in various scientific journals.  During his intensive field survey all over India, he discovered numerous plant species that are new to science.  He has also extensively toured all over the world in connection to his scientific pursuit.  He is the author of several popular books in English as well as Hindi.

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Aparajita De

Aparajita De (b. October, 12, 2971) received her early education at Shillong, Meghalya and graduation from Garwhal University, Dehradun.  She obtained Masters Degree from Calcutta University and Ph.D. from the Forest Research Institute (Deemed University) Dehradun From 1998 to 2001, she worked as JRF and SRF at the Wild Life Institute of India, Dehradun.  At present she is a Lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Assam University (Central University), Silchar, Assam.  She is the author of several popular publications and Scientific papers in various Scientific journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Indigenous and Exotic Beauty of Dehradun
Format Softcover
Date published: 10.02.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185901376
length xiv+126p., Plates; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.