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Edible Wild Plants of the Himalayas by R R Fernandez, Rattan Lall Badhwar
ISBN: 9789383129898
Binding: E-Book
Biblio: xxvii+579p., col. plts., figs., tabls., ind., 25 c
Weight: 1192 gms
Pages: 606
Imprint: Daya Publishing House
Year: 2013
Price : Rs 16970.00
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About the Book
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 the environment and the bounties of nature that so amply endow such areas.