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Sacred Plants for Sustenance of Mankind

S.K. Sood (Author) Suresh Kumar (Author) T.N. Lakhanpal (Author)

This book-a rich mine of our current knowledge on the subject, brings together for the first time in a single listing, a first-hand up-to-date ethnobotanical information on 305 species (edible-77 spp; fodder-32 spp; material culture-60 spp; medicinal-96 spp; ornamental-232 spp; sacred-114 spp) belonging to 223 genera under 95 families of temple-courtyard plants of Himachal Himalaya. Over 522 photographs, 21 figures, 53 tables and 3 useful appendices enhance the value of the manual significantly. A glance through the contents will show the wide scope of the work and the thoroughness which went into its preparation. This remarkably penetrating volume with its comprehensive coverage of the subject is a vital reference source for research scientists, students and scholars of ethnobotany, economic botany, pharmacists, medical practitioners, chemists, biotechnologists, corporate houses, plant genetic research institutions, institutional libraries, policy planners etc. or for those who want to diversify in this field.

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About the authors

S.K. Sood

Dr. S.K. Sood is Professor and Dean Life Science, 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 under went specialized training in Ethnobotany. postgraduate from Himachal Pradesh University. She obtained her M. Phil (2007) from H.P. University Shimla, specialising in Ethnobotany. At present, she is pursuing her doctoral work in the department.

He is also associated with many educational and research bodies in India and abroad. His current major interests are in the theory and practice of systematics, flora of North-Weas Himalaya, ethnic tribes and conservation research.

Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar teaching in Department of Botany, M.M.H. College, Ghaziabad. He has been teaching graduate and post-graduate classes since 1997. Recently he has submit the thesis for Ph. D. degree. He has been presented several papers in different National and International Conferences. He is the members of many societies and associations number of abstracts, research papers and books has been to his credit.

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Title Sacred Plants for Sustenance of Mankind
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.02.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170358107
length x+625p., 103 Pages of Plates; Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; 25cm.