This unique Dictionary of Plant Sciences (in four parts) is an essential reference book for all students of agriculture and biology in pursuit of interview and examination success. It covers the whole range of Plant science terms and includes essential entries from such fields as botany, ecology, horticulture, crop science, meteorology and statistics. Entries on many modern field and laboratory techniques are also included. Bold headwords provide quick and easy access to more than 10,000 entries. Each entry in this dictionary has been defined with the utmost accuracy, completeness and easy radability to be readily accessible for students and professionals in biological and agricultural sciences. This dictionary achieves its purpose to give an authoritative source to which one can turn with confidence for meaning and knowledge of the common, specialised and latest terms which have been introduced with the recent development in modern Plant Sciences. It also includes a guide to the use of the dictionary. A dictionary of this standard and quality has been a long felt need of the students to enable them meet the challenges of the present day result oriented education system.
Dr. L.L. Somani (b. 1945), did his graduation and Ph.D in Agriculture from University of Udaipur. He was awarded a post-doctoral Commonwealth Fellowship (1975-77) to undertake research t Waite Agriculture Research Institute, Adelabad (Australia). Currently he is Professor at the SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, (University of Udaipur). He has also served Gujarat Agricultural University. He has been instrumental in transferring the technology from the research institute to the farmer’s fields. He has been honoured by the Dhiru Morarji Memorial Prize (1984) for agricultural science by the Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi. Besides publishing over 200 research papers and technical articles in national and international journals of repute, Dr. Somani has authored many scholarly referene books. He is the editor/compiler of the present monumental Dictionary of Agricultural and Allied Sciences Series, the first two volumes of which have already come out viz., Dictionary of Agronomy and Dictionary of Animal Husbandry. He has attended several national and international seminars/symposia conferences/conventions/workshops. He is associated with several academic societies.
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