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Forests of Andaman Islands

P. Devaraj (Author)
Synopsis This book has in it the best of information for all those who seek to whet their appetites on Andaman Islands and Islanders. John Keats the famous English poet said", A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. Its loveliness increases and it never passes into nothingness", I hope the Andaman scenic beauty as well the book hold good of his statement. The book "Forests of Andamans" is the result of very hard and sincere labour. The author has put, in this book the very essence of his long and extensive field and research experiences. This book is well planned and systematically organised so that even a layman may not have any difficulty in understanding the subject and matters. An attempt has been made to give authentic and relevant information about Andaman Islands and islanders. The book covers General introduction and distribution of Rain Forests of the World, History of Andamans, Introduction of Forests of Andaman, its management, components of rain forests, Buttresses, Dipterocarps, Flora and Fauna, timber harvesting and hauling using elephants, Sanctuaries and National Parks. Biosphere Reserves and Marine National Parks, wetlands management, mangroves, corals and coastal zone management and other topics of botanical importance. All that is superfluous is eschewed the experience and the discerning eye of the author has been able to sift the dross from gold.
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About the author

P. Devaraj

Dr. P. Devaraj, IFS did his P.h.D at University of Madras, Chennai. Presently Dr. Devaraj is working as a Assistant Silviculturist in the Institute of Forest genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

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Bibliographic information

Title Forests of Andaman Islands
Author P. Devaraj
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher IBD Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8170892775
length vii+404p., Maps; 23cm.