Author: Isaac Kehimkar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195656962
This book, a field guide, contains 240 of the most interesting species of wild flowers of India.
This book is aimed at fulfilling the long felt desire to have a comprehensive book of flowers that one comes across on the wayside, in one's backyard, roadside and forests.
Most of the flowers shown in the book are native to the Indian subcontinent. However, several foreign exotics that have successfully naturalized here are also included. The flowers have been photographed in their natural surroundings, observing the ethics of nature photography.
The book gives brief descriptions complementing the colored illustrations. The identification characters are indicated. Common names, both in English and in Indian languages where available, are given as also the distribution and status.This book has been written for those who enjoy the beauty of flowers in the wild and are curious to know more about them. It is an effort to bring people closer to nature and let them slowly discover the wonders of nature, admire their beauty and value nature's gift to mankind.