A TEXTBOOK OF BOTANY: <Span Class="Subtitlevalue">VOLUME - II, 13/e </Span>

Authors : S N Pandey, PROF S.P. MISRA & PROF P.S. TRIVEDI

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About the Author

S N Pandey :-
Formerly, Reader, Department of Botany, DAV College, University of Kanpur, has to his credit over 30 books, 50 research papers published in Indian and foreign refereed journals. He has attended and co-organized several national and international conferences, including Millennium Wetland Event 2000, Quebec, Canada, and visited over 20 countries. He has guided five students leading to their PhD. A Textbook of Botany in three volumes and Plant Physiology published by Vikas® are some of his famous books.

Formerly, Senior Reader, Department of Botany, Christ Church College, University of Kanpur, has 38 years of experience of teaching botany to undergraduate and postgraduate students. During his active service he kept himself engaged in research publications and attended national and international conferences, including Millennium Wetland Event 2000, Quebec, Canada. He has co-authored textbooks in botany.

Formerly, Head, Department of Botany, BND College, Kanpur, distinguished himself as a teacher. In his 40-year career, he taught varied topics of botany, including pteridophyta, to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition to teaching, he carried out research on wetland flora and presented his work at Millennium Wetland Event 2000, Quebec, Canada. He has co-authored several textbooks and published papers in various national and international journals. Prof Trivedi has a passion for scientific writing, and is a gifted artist of original botanical sketches.

About the Book

During its 40 years of existence A Textbook of Botany, a multi-volume work, has established itself as a student-friendly book that explains the intricacies of botany in a very simple and interesting manner. The book was originally written for undergraduate students but over the years it has also proved helpful to postgraduates and those taking competitive examinations. The book has been revised extensively to include the latest discoveries and innovations in botany.

New in this Edition

• Life cycles of Osmunda, Adiantum and Gleichenia added.
• Topics like "Bryophyta as Indicators of Pollution" and "Peristome in Bryales" added.
• New and bigger format.

Table of Content

Part-I: Bryophyta
• Introduction to Bryophyta • Classification of Bryophyta • Sphaerocarpales (The Bottle-hepatics) • Marchantiales (The Chambered-hepatics) • Monocleales (The Giant Thallose Hepatics) • Metzgeriales (The Multiform Thallose Hepatics) • Jungermanniales (The Scale Mosses) • Calobryales (The Moss-like Hepatics) • Takakiales • Anthocerotales (The Hornworts) • Andreaeales (The Lantern Mosses) • Sphagnales (The Peat Mosses) • Tetraphidales (The Four-toothed Mosses) • Polytrichales (The Hair Cap Mosses) • Buxbaumiales (The Bug Mosses) • Funariales (The Joint-toothed Mosses) • Archidiales (The Large-spored Mosses) • Gametophyte (The Plant Body) • Sporophyte • General Discussion

Part-II: Pteridophyta
• Introduction to Pteridophyta • Division Psilophyta • Rhynia • Psilotum • Division Lycophyta • Lycopodium • Isoetes • Selaginella • Division Sphenophyta • Equisetum • Division Filicophyta • Ophioglossum • Osmunda • Pteridium • Adiantum • Gleichenia • Marsilea • Azolla • General Discussion

Part-III: Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany
• Introduction to Gymnosperms • Classification • Cycas • Pinus • Gnetum • Ephedra • General Discussion • Palaeobotany