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A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses of the Trees and Shrubs of India and Ceylon

 
J.S. Gamble (Author)
Synopsis The book presets the detailed account of the growth, distribution and uses of trees and shrubs of India & Ceylon. The complete area has been divided into the forest regions on the basis of the geographical positions and the edapho-climatic conditions. The main species found in these regions have also been mentioned accordingly to the family with their botanical review with special emphasis on the wood anatomy of the timber yielding trees to impart the knowledge of the genera of the family has also been given. The description of the species deals with the detailed botanical aspects and generalized wood structure of the corresponding family to which it belongs. The description covers the size and appearance of the tree; evergreen or deciduous; mode of branching and nature of the bark. Infrastructure of the information about the wood covers both, the heartwood and sap wood along with its morphological and anatomical aspects. The book also presents briefly the area of use of the species. Detailed illustrations have also been made by the Photographic plates of the wood sections. At the end the book has been supplemented by the index on the basis of European scientific and vernacular names to facilitate the literature search on their basis.
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Bibliographic information

Title A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses of the Trees and Shrubs of India and Ceylon
Author J.S. Gamble
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 817089283X
length xxvi+868p., Illustrations; Appendix; Index; 23 cm.