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Sacred Plants for Sustenance of Mankind
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Sood, S K, Suresh Kumar and T N Lakhanpal
x+625p., 104 col. plts., bib., appendices, ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  1400 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2013
 

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ISBN: 9788170358107
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 2995.00  

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.

The contents include: I. Introduction: India-Richness of Floristic, Ethnic and Agro-Diversity
Indigenous Societies, Traditional Culture, Biological Diversity and Sustainable Development
The Hindus-True Conservationists
Floristic Studies in India
Status of Work on Ornamental, Religio-cultural Practices and Conservational Aspects
The Study Area
Enumeration. II. Ethnobotanical Appraisal on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh. III. Temple Plants of Himachal Pradesh. IV. Epilogue. V. Literature Cited.

Dr. S.K.Sood is Professor and Dean, Life Sciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

   

  Botany
Medicinal Plant/Aromatic Plants
Indigenous Knowledge
Public Health
Religion
 
   

   
   

  Kumar Suresh
Lakhanpal T. N.
Sood S. K.
 
   

   
   
 
 
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