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by Eleni Asouti & Dorian Q. Fuller
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Price (INR):Rs 2295.00
Price (USD): $ 57.38
This volume introduces the ecological history of woodland vegetation in South India. It incorporates a critical overview of the theories of ecological on the subcontinent while detailing the history of long-term changes in the tree and shrub vegetation of the Indian peninsula that have resulted from climate change and the impact of human activities on the landscape. The volume also demonstrates the potential of microscopic analysis of archaeological wood charcoal remains for the purpose of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Included in the volume is a practical guide for the microscopic identification of the principal timber species of South India, accompanied by detailed information on the synecology and autecology of native trees and shrubs, and ethnographic evidence on their diverse uses and properties. An accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete identification guide and many full color illustrations of South Asian trees and shrubs to facilitate analysis.
CHAPTER 1 – PRODUCING SOUTH INDIAN LANDSCAPES:THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE, LANDFORMS, ECONOMIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
CHAPTER 2 – INDIAN FOREST ECOLOGY AND THE POLITICS OF LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 3 – BACKGROUND TO VEGETATION HISTORY: CLIMATE, GEOLOGY AND CULTURAL HISTORY
CHAPTER 4 – SOUTH INDIAN WOODLAND VEGETATION: ITS COMPOSITION, STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
CHAPTER 5 – AN ABRIDGED ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF SOUTH INDIA
CHAPTER 6 – AUTECOLOGY AND ETHNOBOTANY OF SOUTH INDIAN TREES AND SHRUBS
CHAPTER 7 – WOOD IDENTIFICATION AND CHARCOAL ANALYSIS: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF ANCIENT VEGETATION AND PAST ECONOMIES IN SOUTH INDIA
CHAPTER 8 – WOOD IDENTIFICATION KEY AND ANATOMICAL CHARACTERS
CHAPTER 9 – WOOD ANATOMICAL DESCRIPTIONS
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