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Sikkim And The World Of Rhododendrons
by Shulen Bianca Rodrigues   

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Category: 

Nature

Publisher:  Keshab C. Pradhan Type: 
Pages: 

164

Copyright:  April 2010 ISBN-13:  9788190614115
Non-Fiction

An engaging history of one of the treasures on this earth- the abundance of Rhododendrons and mountain wildflowers in the unique Himalayan Indian State of Sikkim by Eco-Forester and Historian Keshab C. Pradhan.

Sikkim And The World Of Rhododendrons is now available for sale on http://www.dogearsetc.com/item_details.jsp


       • Intrigue of plant exploration narrated with a design rarely found in any plants book.
       • A historical record to be understood appreciated and treasured for posterity.
       • A happy marriage of people, places and rhododendrons away from mundane botanical treatise.
       • Extremely attractive with many fine photos

“An engaging history of one of the treasures on this earth- the abundance of Rhododendrons and mountain wildflowers in the unique Himalayan Indian State of Sikkim by Eco-Forester and Historian Keshab C. Pradhan. This is a book to delight the Trekker, Eco-Tourist, Rhododendron enthusiast and Armchair Traveller”
Clive Justice, Garden and Plant Historian (Vancouver, Canada).


The book is on a very significant genus in the plant kingdom with its origin in the Himalayan mountain chain and which has of late become a great eco-tourism product with quarter million visitors clamouring to see them at their best (April- May) in their natural habitats.
Besides, departing from usual botanical treatise, the author has covered people, both past and present, spanning over 160 years who played a significant role in the discovery and popularization of the rhododendron as a garden plant in the temperate regions of the world.

This is the first book of its kind where nature, people and the Rhododendrons - the Glory of Sikkim - are well intertwined to make it a good read in this International Year of Biodiversity.


The Book is edited by Clive L. Justice, the eminent Landscape Architect and Plant Historian based in Canada, who visited Sikkim several times (1974 to 2000) advising the Government on conservation and development.

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Excerpt

An engaging history of one of the treasures on this earth- the abundance of Rhododendrons and mountain wildflowers in the unique Himalayan Indian State of Sikkim by Eco-Forester and Historian Keshab C. Pradhan.

K. C. Pradhan is a Botanist cum Forester by training having graduated in Botany
from Presidency College in Calcutta, undergone training in Forestry in Indian
Forest College, Dehradun followed by post graduation in Forestry from
University of Yale in USA.
A flower lover cum orchid-specialist by passion and retired as senior most
bureaucrat in the State of Sikkim. Having retired from active service, he
continued to serve the State in various capacities including Member, State
Planning Commission and still engaged in multifarious activities including
heading the Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation, Sikkim Development
Foundation, and Sikkim Ornithological Society.
He is a renowned Orchidologist and was Judge cum Speaker delegate in various
triennial World Orchid Shows and Conferences (WOC) right from 1963 to 2002.
Also Member in the Conservation Committee of American Orchid Society,
President JD Hooker Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) and
the only surviving Pioneer Achievement Awardee of the ARS.




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