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Poisonous Plants: Their Botany, Properties and Uses (In 2 Volumes)

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author) Sushmita Bhattacharjee (Author)

Thousands of plant species are known to be hazardous which can be found everywhere posing a serious risk of illness injury or death to human and animals, causing serious economic losses. This book entitled Poisonous plants their botany properties and uses is an integrated and comprehensive account of all related aspects of the subject, comprising of five elaborate and extensive chapters namely (i) introduction (ii) Poisonous plants affecting animal life (iii) Poisonous plant substances (iv) Preventive measures and treatment of poisoning in case of human and animals (v) Important Genera of Poisonous plants. There are vivid description of 366 genera and 1483 species mentioning their family, common names, poisonous plant parts, poisonous principles, symptoms of poisoning and uses. Such exclusive and detail information on large number of poisonous plants in a single publication is the first of its kind. This publication will be an immense value to scholars researchers in academia agricultural and veterinary scientists, medicinal plant collectors and medicinal men, industrialists and agri-veterinary planners.

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About the author

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Poisonous Plants: Their Botany, Properties and Uses (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.09.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179104439
length xxxv+659p., Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; 25cm.