Vol. 1 (A-Ci)
The first volume covers updated information on raw material sources from A to Ci with over 600 entries on plants, 4 on animals and 16 on minerals. The articles on Arachis, Artemisia, Bauxite, Bees, Brassica, Building Stones, Camel, Camellia, Catharanthus, Citrus, and Civet feature in great detail. The information coverage clearly reflects the changing trends in biological research integrating biotechnology, ethnobotany and sophisticated phytochemistry with emphasis on traditional systems of medicine. Statistical data has been presented in tabular form wherever available. A general index for easy reference is appended. A list of books and periodicals referred to in the volume is also provided.
( 2000; Rs 720)
Volume 2 covers information updates on more than 260 plants, 3 animals and 2 minerals falling within the alphabet Cl to Cy. The main features of the volume are exhaustive, fully revised, monographic articles on Claviceps, Clays, Corals, Curcuma, Cyamopsis, etc. The quintessence of information is augmented with tables on important varieties and statistical data on area, production, yield and trade.The remaining articles conform to the Supplement Series covering an updation period of 1987 to 1994. Other topics dealt in detail include: Cocos, Coffea, Crabs, Crocodiles, and Cymbopogon besides many others that have great potential in the future.
(2001; Rs 720)
Volume 3 brings together the updates on over 550 useful plants, 21 animals and 7 mineral entries within the alphabets D to I. Detailed profiles of Datura, Elaeis, Eucalyptus, Ficus, Glycine, Gossypium, Hevea, Hordeum among plants, Dogs & Wolves, Earthworms, Elephants among animals, and Gypsum among minerals, occupy centrespace in this volume. Besides, all the regular features of the predecessor volumes like cross-references, lists of books and journals cited in the volume, and a general index giving the synonyms of plants dealt with, English and vernacular names, drugs, products, active compounds, etc. are included for easy access to information.
(2002; Rs 425)
The fourth and penultimate volume of the First Supplement Series presents the update profiles of entries spanning the alphabet J to Q. The volume includes 611 plant entries with major coverage on Jasminum, Lycopersicon, Mentha, Nicotiana, Oryza, and Prunus. With regard to animals, this volume with 16 entries has emerged as an aquaculture special with Molluscs; Oysters, Porpoises & Dolphins, and Prawns, Shrimps & Lobsters receiving detailed coverage. Of the 7 mineral entries, Lithium Minerals, Molybdenum Ores, and Platinum Minerals are described in greater details in the volume. All the regular features of the predecessor volumes like cross-references, lists of books and journals cited in the volume, and a general index giving the synonyms of plants dealt with, cultivars of crops, English, vernacular names and trade names, drug products, active principles and important chemical compounds, etc. also feature in this volume facilitating easy access to information.
(2003; Rs. 400)
The fifth and final volume covering entries from Randia to Zygophyllum concludes the First Supplement Series The topics receiving major coverage include Solanum, Terminalia, Vigna, Zea, and Zingiber among plants; Silk & Silkworms, Starfishes, Tortoises & Turtles, and Whales among animals; and Steatite & Talc, Vermiculite, and Zirconium Minerals among the mineral raw materials. All the regular features of the predecessor volumes like cross-references, lists of books and journals cited in the volume, and a general index giving the synonyms of plants dealt with, cultivars of crops, common English, vernacular and trade names, drugs, products, active principles and important chemical compounds are also included in this volume, facilitating quick and easy access to information.
(2004; Rs. 720)
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