Pradeep Krishen is a nature-lover and in his book Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide, he has made a list of more than species of trees found in Delhi. This book is . Title, Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide. Author, Pradip Krishen. Contributor, Delhi Tourism. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Penguin Books India, Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide, authored by Pradip Krishen, introduces you to different types of Pradip has also authored the book Jungle Trees of Central India.
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Trees of Delhi is a brilliant field guide that describes more than species of trees in and around Delhi, with their local as well as scientific names. The book. Book>>Trees of Delhi A Field Guide by Pradip Krishen Penguin Books India>> Dorling Kindersley Trees of Delhi book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Trees of Delhi introduces you to every tree you are likely to spot in.
The photographs of leaves, flowers and fruits and description of a tree's main characteristics take identification a step further. And if you are still in doubt, the author tells you exactly where to go looking for a particular tree in Delhi. There is a rare personal touch to the information.
I especially liked the little sketches of trees with a person besides sometimes with a dog that go with the general information. Krishen's personal acquaintance with the trees is evident in the section on Delhis Ridge.
There is also historical information about trees that we encounter almost every day on the citys roads. This includes the 13 types of avenue trees planted by the British and chosen only because they did not obstruct the view.
Books like this are more than just a list of common trees. They tell us how the vegetation of an area has changed. The only reliable book on plants in Delhi so far has been J K Maheshwari's Flora of Delhi, a csir publication dating back to Maheshwari had collected information on trees and plants in the city as part of his doctoral thesis in the department of botany, University of Delhi.
He submitted the thesis in the late s and it was later converted into a reference book for botany students. Other than trees, Maheshwari also talked about herbs and shrubs in Delhi.
The book had beautiful handmade diagrams and as is expected from a botanist, Maheshwari relied on flowers for identification. Krishen believes strongly in sustaining the forests which houses many of these native species, as opposed to the periodical plantation drives by the government.
The objective is usually an aesthetic one — the city should never lose its luscious, leafy verdure. Pradip Krishen, filmmaker-turned-naturalist, has completely poured himself into this book of species of Delhi trees.
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On reading Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide you will possess knowledge about each tree you see. The illustrated edition of this book was published by Penguin India in and is available in paperback. Key Features: The book is a unique piece of work that revolves around trees, excluding botany study materials.
It can be enjoyed by anyone because of its simplicity, whether you are a botany student or a nature enthusiast.
About the Author: Pradip Krishen is a noted documentary filmmaker, whose films won him numerous national and international awards.
He is also a naturalist and an environmentalist.