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Handbook of Wild Edible Plants

S K Sood (Author) Ors. (Author)

This invaluable treatise, the most comprehensive publication in the field so far unfolds wealth of information on the wild edible diversity comprising of 323 plant species belonging to 213 genera and 99 diverse families from the region of North-West Himalaya. The textural matter illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, 20 figures, 41 tables and 2 appendices, enhance the value of the book significantly. The information contained would be an invaluable asset for Students, Researchers, Teachers and Scientists in Traditional and Agricultural Universities, Plant Breeding, Economic Botany and Crop Improvement and Plant Genetic Resources Research Institutions, Mountain and Jungle Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Plant Explorers, Holiday Makers, Army Soldiers, ITBP, Border Security Forces and Commandos operating in inaccessible areas and laymen alike. It is, therefore hoped that this vital reference will be the definitive guide for our food security and alleviation of poverty and malnutrition. No institutional library should be without it.

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About the author

S K Sood

Dr. S.K. Sood is Professor of Botany at the Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He obtained his M.Sc. (1974) and M. Phil. (1976) from Himachal Pradesh University and Ph.D. (1981) from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, specializing in Plant Systematics and Embryology. For his post-doctoral, he underwent specialized training in Ethnobotany. He has had a brilliant academic career followed by over 25 years of teaching and conducting research in Botany at Postgraduate as well as research levels. Dr. Sood has guided about 10 M. Phil and 12 Ph.D. students and published numerous research papers in various national and international journals. He has attended and participated in many seminars, workshops and conferences. He is also associated with many educational and research bodies in India and abroad. A prolific writer, his book Ethnobotany of Cold Desert Tribes of Lahoul-Spiti (N.W. Himalaya): Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2001, was widely acclaimed. His current major interests are in the theory and practice of systematics, flora of North-West Himalaya, ethnic tribes and conservation research.

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook of Wild Edible Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 9788171326792
length xii+392p., Col. Illustrations; 25cm.