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Edible Wild Plants of the Himalayas

 
Rattan Lall Badhwar (Author)
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The authors produced this work in 1964 in the aftermath of the 1962 operations as a gift to the army. It was designed as an aid to training troops for survival when operating in small parties in otherwise remote, inaccessible areas.

The book was thus pitched at the level of those who may not have been initiated in the formal study of plant life and has, therefore, been structured to make it usable by them. The introduction explains in ordinary terms the various aspects of a plant that aid identification. Index to local names, English names relates comprehensively to the various local names and dialects by which the plants maybe known in the diverse areas in the Himalayas. Recognizing its usefulness, the army initially published it as a general staff training publication. Conditions have since then significantly changed and the army has now allowed it for wider usage.

The book will amply serve the purpose of mountain and jungle lovers, hikers, trekkers, explorers and holiday makers to take an informed and rewarding interest in environment and the bounties of nature that so amply endow such areas.

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About the author

Rattan Lall Badhwar

Born in August 1907 R.L. Badhwar was educated at Government College Lahore where he distinguished himself by topping both B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. examinations in Botany at the Punjab University.  Even whilst in College, his collection of mosses from the Western Himalayas was mentioned by Prof. S.R. Kashyap, one of the foremost botanists of his time, as probably the most comprehensive in the world.  In 1929 he was deputed to the Kurram Agency to assess the possibility of developing the Santonin industry.  On the publication of it, the then Director Botanical Survey hailed it as” one of the best enquiries in the field of economic Botany that has appeared in India for some time.”   

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Bibliographic information

Title Edible Wild Plants of the Himalayas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.01.2011
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8170356776, 9788170356776
length xxvii+579p., 40p. of Plates; Illustrations; Figures; 25cm.