Trees of India

Paperback | May 15, 2008

byPippa Mukherjee

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In Trees of India we see forty-three tree species, most of which are commonly in India. Detailed descriptions of each, complemented by colour photographs of the tree and its leaves, fruits, and flowers, reveal the unique characteristics of a wide variety of trees. Trees of India includesdescriptions of well-known trees like the banyan, the gulmohur, the neem, and the coconut, as well as of lesser-known trees like the baobab and the true kapok tree. The descriptions are alphabetically arranged according to the common names of the trees and incorporate information on their scientificand local names, the places in which specific trees grow, and the characteristics of the leaves, flowers, and fruits of different trees. Significantly, Mukherjee includes information on the uses of each tree, including its wood, though she issues a strong warning against tree felling in theIntroduction. In addition to the informative Introduction, the book carries a guide to identifying trees, a glossary, and an index of botanical names. Though especially designed with our younger readers in mind, the book will appeal equally to older readers including parents and teachers, as wellas nature lovers.

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In Trees of India we see forty-three tree species, most of which are commonly in India. Detailed descriptions of each, complemented by colour photographs of the tree and its leaves, fruits, and flowers, reveal the unique characteristics of a wide variety of trees. Trees of India includesdescriptions of well-known trees like the banyan,...

Pippa Mukherjee teaches at the Kodaikanal International School. She has been involved in conservation activity through the work of the Palni Hills Conservation Council.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 10.04 × 7.28 × 0.35 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195687981

ISBN - 13:9780195687989

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionUses of TreesTree DescriptionsWhat to Look for on TreesGlossaryIndex of Botanical Names