Western Ghats Biodiversity Network's Reference Materials


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                   Indian Institute of Science
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                         Karnataka State 
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                    (Arranged North to South)


                             ANGIOSPERMS

     This is probably the first ever attempt to pool together all 

the  information  on available reference  literature  on  several 

aspects of biodiversity (India); broadly organised under three categories 

-  flora, fauna and ecology. The literature list that follows  is 

by  no means designed to be anywhere near completion.  It  merely 

intends  to  highlight the locality  specific  publications  that 

already  exist or due in  a shortwhile. Some such references  are 

bound to have been left out whereas a great majority of  reprints 

in  various journals had to be omitted at this initial stage  due 

to time and space constraints. Secondly, priority has been  given 

to  works dealing with our project localities. Hence, one or  two 

relevant  unpublished  Ph.D.  thesis have  also  been  mentioned. 

Several  renowned  national  level  publications  have  not  been 

incorporated wherever reliable local or regional reference  works 

exist.  Addresses of major publishing companies have been  listed 

separately  at the end and hence, have not been quoted  at  every 

entry. 


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a) REGIONAL FLORAS
                         
THE FLORA OF PRESIDENCY OF BOMBAY
Cooke T.(1903-1908) 2 vols. (Regr. 1984)
p.1x, 1-644, 1-1083                 Set Rs.450/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

THE FLORA OF PRESIDENCY OF MADRAS
Gamble J.S. (1925-34) 3 vols. (Regr. 1978)
p.xiv, 2017, map 1                    Set Rs.450/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
        
         
b) SUB REGIONAL FLORAS
      
FLORA OF KARNATAKA
B.D.Sharma et al (1984)
pp.1-395                               Rs.100/-
Botanical Survey of India

FLORA OF TAMIL NADU
Ed N.C.Nair, A.N.Henry et al (1983-89) 3 vols.
pp. 1-188, 1-260 & 1-174,              Set Rs.230/-
Rs. 38, Rs. 108, Rs. 84
Botanical Survey of India

FLOWERING PLANTS OF TRAVANCORE
Rao R. (1914) (Repr. 1976)
p.xiv, 495                              Rs.750/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh


c) LOCAL FLORAS

FLORA OF NASIK DISTRICT
P.Laxminarasimhan & B.D.Sharma (1991)
pp. 1-644, 8 B/W Plates, 6 colour photos
Botanical Survey of India               Rs.320/-

FLORA OF KHANDALA ON THE WESTERN
GHATS OF INDIA
H.Sontapau (1967)
pp 1-372
Botanical Survey of India               Rs.15/-

FLORA OF RAIGAD DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA STATE
M.J.Kothari & S.Moorthy (1993)
Botanical Survey of India               Rs.372/-

FLORA OF MAHABALESHWAR AND ADJOININGS, MAHARASHTRA
S.Deshpande, B.D.Sharma & M.P.Nayar
Vol.1 (1993)
pp. 1-431 & 7 colour photos, many line drawings
Botanical Survey of India               Rs.320/-

FLORA OF SAWANTNADI*
S.M.Almeida (1990) 2 vols.
Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur          Rs.800/-
(* This covers most of the plants of 
   Goa and Uttar Kannada. The leftover
   have been nearly covered in Goa floras)

FLORA OF SINDHUDURGA
B.G.Kulkarni (1988)
pp.1-625 &10 photos
Botanical Survey of India               Rs. 240/-

AN ENUMERATION OF PLANTS FROM GOMANTAKA
V.D.Vartak (1966)                       Rs.10/-
Agharkar Research Institute, Erandawane, Pune, 414004

FLORA OF GOA, DAMAN, DADRA AND NAGARHAVELI
R.S.Rao (Vol.1-1985 Vol.2-1986)
Vol.1 pp. 1-198+41 and 21 photos        Rs.96/-
Vol.2 pp. 199-544                       Rs.110/-

THE BOTANY OF SOUTH KANARA DISTRICT
A.K. Arora, B.M.Wadhava & M.B.Raizada (1981)
pp. 1-64
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh         Rs.50/-

FLORA OF CHIKMANGLUR DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA
Yoganarasimhan S.N. etal (1986) PB.407  Rs.350/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF AGUMBE & TEERATHALLI, SHIMOGA DISTRICT
Raghavan (1969)
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Madras

FLORA OF HASSAN DISTRICT
C.J.Saldhana & D.H.Nicolson
pp. 923, illustu.                       Rs.250/-
Amerind publishers, 66, Janapath, New Delhi, 11001

FLORA OF COORG DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA
K.R.Kesara Murthy & S.N.Yoganarsimhan (1990)
Vimsat Publishers, 802, III main, IV block
Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010
pp..i-xvi.+711

SYNOPTIC FLORA OF MYSORE DISTRICT
B.A.Razi
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF KASARGOD DISTRICT, KERALA
R.Ansari & V.J.Nair (in press)

FLORA OF CANNANORE
V.S.Ramachandran & V.J. Nair (1988)
pp.1-321                                Rs.320/-
Botanical Survey of India

FLORA OF SILENT VALLEY, TROPICAL RAIN FOREST OF INDIA
Manilal K.S. (1988)
p.398                                   Rs.175/-
Jagmander Book Agency

FLORA OF NILAMBUR
Sivarajan V.V & P.K.Mathew (in press)
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF CALICUT
Manilal K.S. & V.V.Sivarajan (1982)
pp. 387                                 Rs.350/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF PALAGHAT DISTRICT
E.Vajravelu (1990)
pp. 1-646 & 15 B/W photos               Rs.276/-
Botanical Survey of India

FLORA OF QUILON DISTRICT
C.N.MOHANAN (1984)
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Madras
 
FLORA OF TRIVANDRUM DISTRICT
M.Mohanan (1984)
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Madras
 
FLORA OF THIRUANANTHAPURAM DISTRICT, KERALA
M.MOHANAN & A.N.Henry (in press)
Botanical Survey of India

FLORA OF SOUTH INDIAN HILLSTATIONS
Fysons P.F. (1934)2 Vols. (illust) (Regr 1978)   Rs.1800/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF ANNAMALAI HILLS
Fischer C.E.C. (1921) (Regr. 1978)
p.xxi, 218 plates 6 map 1               Rs.200/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF COURTALLUM
K.K.N.Nair & M.P.Nayar Vol.1 (p.180) 1986 Rs.74/-
Botanical Survey of India            1987 Rs.110/-

A BOTANICAL TOUR IN THE TINNEVELLY HILLS
Ramaswamy M.S. (1914) (Regr.1978)
p.vi, 105-172 plts.2 maps 17            Rs.85/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh


d) MISCLLENEOUS WORKS/SPECIALISED GROUPS

THE BOMBAY GRASSES
Blatter E. & C. McCann (1935) (regr.1984)
pxxi, 326, pl. 189                      Rs.1200/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

GRASSES OF JUNNAR
Hemandri K. (1980)
p.iv, 130 plates 4                      Rs.175/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

HAND BOOK OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN GRASSES
K.R.Achiryar (1921) (Regr.1992)
p.iv, 318, Fig 228                      Rs.250/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FLORA OF KERALA - GRASSES
P.V.Sreekumar & V.J.Nair (1991)
pp.1-470, illustr. 96                   Rs.268/-
Botanical Survey of India

ORCHIDS OF NILGRIS
J.Joseph (1987) (revised ed.)
pp. 1-186 + 4                           Rs.120/-
Botanical Survey of India

RATTENS OF WESTERN GHATAS:TAXONOMIC MANUAL
C.Renuka (1992)
pp. ii + 61, illustr.                   Rs.100/-
KFRI, Peechi, 680653, kerala
(Field key and description of 19 cane's pecies of South India)

HANDBOOK OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN WEEDS
Tadulingam C.(Regr.1985)
pp.1-356, illustr.,                     Rs.450/-
Periodical Euperts

FOREST FLORA OF BOMBAY PRESIDENCY AND SINDH
Talbot W.A. (1909) 2 Vols.              Rs.450/-
p.1082 index xxvi, xxxvii figs 541
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FOREST TREES OF TRAVANCORE
Bourdillon T.F.(1908) (Regr.1976)
p.xxxii, 456                            Rs.350/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

HANDBOOK TO IDENTIFICATION OF IMPORTANT TREES, 
SHRUBS & HERBS OF FORESTS OF SOUTH INDIA
T.R.Somasundaram (1961)
Chief Conservator of Forests, Madras (out of print ?)

FLORA OF TAMIL NADU CARNATIC
Mathew K.M. Vol.1 Materials (pp.x+472)          Rs.100/-
            Vol.2 Illustarions-I (tt 960+20)    Rs.150/-
            Vol.3 Flora (3 vols) (pp xcii+2154) Rs.250/-
            Vol.4 Illustraions-II (tt 834)      Rs.180/-
            Vol.5 Concise Flora (pp xiv+647)    Rs.40/-
Rapinat Herbarium, St.Josephs College, tiruchinapalli 620002


APPENDA - (B)

FLORA OF KARNATAKA
C.J.Saldhana (vol.1) (1984)
Oxford & IBH Publishing Company



                          PTERIDOPHYTES

PTERIDOPHYTE FLORA OF THE WESTERN GHATS-SOUTH INDIA
V.S.Manickam & V.Irudayaraj (1991)
pp.652, illustr.
B.I.Publications Pvt. Ltd. 54, Janapath, New Delhi 110001

FERN FLORA OF MALABAR
B.K.Nayak & K.K.Geevergis (1990)
pp.1-424, illustr.                      Rs.650/-
Indus Pub. Comp. F5-5, Tagore Garden
New Delhi 110027

FERNS OF SOUTHERN INDIA
Beddome R.H. (18-3-64)
pp.xv, indx, xv, pl.1-271               Rs.750/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FERNS OF BOMBAY
Blatter E. & D. Almeida (1988) (Regr.1988)
pp.228, illustr.                        Rs.228/-
Periodical Experts
 

                           BRYOPHYTES

A CENSUS OF INDIAN MOSSES
P - Bruni (Repr 1982)
Bishen Singh Mandera Pal Singh


A HANDBOOK OF INDIAN MOSSES
Ganguli, H.C. 1985
Amerind. Pub. N-56, Connaught Circle
New Delhi 110007.                       Rs. 195/-

TAXONOMY OF INDIAN MOSSES
Chopra, R.S.  1975 (Repr 1990)
CSIR Publ. and Inform. Directorate
Hillside Road, Dr. K.S. Krishna Road
New Delhi 110012                        Rs. 200/-



                              FUNGI

FUNGI OF INDIA
K.S.Bilgrami                            Rs.800/-
Indian Book Centre, 40/5, Shaktinagar, Delhi 110007

AMANITACEAE OF INDIA
Ashok kumar et al (1990)
p.x, 160, figs & tbls.,                 Rs.250/-

INDIAN SLIME MOULDS (MYXOMYCETEA)
Lodhi S.A. (1934) (Regr.1981)
p.34, plates 17                         Rs.150/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

FUNGI OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Bishen Singh MAhendra Pal Singh         DM 200/-


                             ALGAE

Freshwater Algae from India
Carter N (1926) (2nd Regr. 1987)
p.263-302, 4                            Rs.50/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh


                         A N I M A L S 

                            MAMMALS

MAMMALIA OF INDIA AND CEYLON
Sterndale (1990)                        Rs.525/-
Scientific Book Suppliers, 2723, Trinagar
Delhi 110035

MAMMALIA (Vol-1 & 2 ?)
Vol.3 (Rodentia) in 2 parts
J.R.Ellerman (1961)
pp.1-482, 483-884                       Rs.400/-
Zoological Survey of India (Z.S.I.)
['Fanna of India' (F.O.I.) Series]

BOOK OF INDIAN ANIMALS
Prater S.H.
pp.xxii+324
Bombay Natural History Society (B.N.H.S.)

THREATENED ANIMALS OF INDIA
B.K.TIKADAR (1983)
pp.307, col.photo 132                   Rs.150/-
Z.S.I.


                              BIRDS

BIRDS OF KERALA
Salim Ali
Oxford University Press & B.N.H.S.
[Fairly useful book for studies in overall Western Ghats]

A BOOK OF KERALA BIRDS  Part I
Ed. Neelakanthan, K.S.   et al.         Rs. 165/-
pp. xxxii + 146 illustr.
WWF-India, Kerala State Committee
Poojapyra, Thiruananthapuram 695012

BIRDS OF WESTERN GHATS
R.J.Ranjit Daniels (in press)

A BOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS
Salim Ali (1979)
pp. x/vii+187                           Rs.125/-
B.N.H.S.

COLLINS HANDGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Martin Wood Cook (1980) (Repr.1984)
pp.175 illustr.                         Rs.395/-
Williams Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.

BIRDS OF INDIA, BANGALORE, NEPAL, PAKISTAN & SRILANKA
Bitram Crewal et al (1993)
pp.193 + numerous colour photography    Rs.395/-
Gulmohor Press Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Salim Ali, S.Dillow Ripley, J.H.Dicls (1983)
pp.171, plt.106
B.N.H.S. & Oxford University Press

COMPACT HANDBOOK OF BIRDS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN
Salim Ali & S.D. Riplay
pp.x/ii + 736 , plates 104              Rs.1200/-
Oxford University Press and B.N.H.S.



                            REPTILES

A BOOK OF INDIAN REPTILES
Daniels J.C.
pp. 141 illustr.                        Rs.150/-
B.N.H.S. AND Oxford

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE SNAKES OF THE WESTERN GHATS, INDIA
T.S.N.MURTHY (1990)
pp.96, 57 B/W & 11 colour photos             Rs.150/-
Z.S.I. (Ocassional Papar [O.P.] no.114)

A FIELD BOOK TO THE LIZARDS OF INDIA
T S N Murthy (1990)
pp.122 19 B/W plates + 16 colour photos      Rs.150/-
Z.S.I. (O.P.no.115)

HADBOOK :INDIAN LIZARDS
B.K.Tikandar & R.C.Sharma (1992)
pp.250 + 48 maps + 42 plates                 Rs.400/-
Z.S.I.

COMMON INDIAN SNAKES-FIELD GUIDE
Whittaker R. (1978) pp.154
The Mac Millan Co., New Delhi

ILLUSTRATED ENCYLOPEDIA OF INDIAN REPTILES
T S N Moorty                                 Rs.2400/-
S V S Book Distributors, 20, Vinayaknagar,
Banashankari, I STAGE, P.B.no.5004
Bangalore 560050


                           AMPHIBIANS

FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMPHIBIANS OF THE WESTERN INDIA
Daniels J.C.
Part 1 Jr. B.N.H.S. 60:415-438 (1963)
Part 2 Jr. B.N.H.S. 60:690-702 (1963)
Part 3 Jr. B.N.H.S. 72:506-522 (1975)
Part 4 Jr. B.N.H.S. 86:194-202 (1989)

A FIELD KEY TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF ANURANS OF WESTERN GHATS
Daniels R.J.R. (1991)  Blackback 7:30-32

ICTHY OF AUNA OF KONKAN REGION OF MAHARASHTRA (INDIA)
D.F.Singh & G.M.Yazdani (1993)
pp 46 plates 2                          Rs.55/-
Z.S.I. (O.P.no.145)


                             FISHES

HANDBOOK  TO FRESHWATER FISHES OF INDIA,  PAKISTAN,  BANGALADESH, 
SRILANKA & BURMA
K.C.Jayaram (1981) (Regr. 1993)
Z.S.I.                                  Rs.350/-

HANDBOOK OF FRESHWATER FISHES OF INDIA
Beaven (3rd Ind.Regr. 1991)             Rs.375/-
Narendra Pub. House, 1417, Krishna Datta St.,
Maliwara, Delhi 110006                  ph.3268470

NATURAL HISTORY OF FISHES AND SYSTEMATIC OF FRESHWATER FISHES  OF 
INDIA
Dutta Munshi J.S. (1990)                Rs.825/-
Narendra Pub. House (address as above)

INLAND FISHES OF INDIA & ADJACENT COUNTRIES
P.K.TALWAR et al (1991) 2 vols.         Rs.1175/-
Indian Book Centre, 4015, Shaktinagar
Delhi 110007   Fax 7227336 ph.7126497

FISHES OF MALABAR
Day F (1805) (Regr.1981)
p.xxxii, 294 plates 20                  Rs.950/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh

VALID SCIENTIFIC NAMES TO DAY'S FISH FAUNA OF INDIA
K.V.Rama Rao (1986) pp 48               Rs.25/-
Z.S.I. (O.P.no.87)


                             INSECTS

INDIAN INSECT LIFE
Maxwell Lefroy H.M. (1978, 2ND Regr.) (illustr.)
Today & Tommorows Printers & Publishers
or Jagmander Book Agency                Rs.650/-

AQUATIC  AND  SEMI AQUATIC HEMYPTERA (INSECTA) OF  JAVADI  HILLS, 
TAMIL NADU
G.Thirumalai (1989)
pp.63, Z.S.J. (O.P.no.118)              Rs.50/-

TAXONOMY OF INDIAN THYSANOPTERA
T.N.Ananthakrishnan and S.Sen (1980)
pp. 234, Z.S.I.                         Rs.40/-

INDIAN FOREST INSECTS
Stebbings E.P. 1914 (Regr.1977)
p.xvi, 648 plates 1 xii figs 401        Rs.600/-
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
(N.O.- The book mainly deals with coleoptra=beetles)

A BOOK OF INDIAN BUTTERFLIES
Winter Blythe M.A.                      Rs.400/-
Today and Tommorows Printers and Publishers

COMMON INDIAN BUTTERFLIES : A FIELDGUIDE
Gay, Kihimkar and Punetha               Rs.60/-
W.W.F. India, P.B.3058, New Delhi 110003

BUTTERFLIES OF SHILLONG AND ITS ENVIRONS
Radhakrishnan, C. et al  1989  
pp.x+70 colour photos                   Rs.80/-
Science and Technology Cell, Planning Dept.
Govt. of Meghalaya, Shillong
(80% of the species photographed in the book also
 occur in Western Ghats)

BUTTERFLIES OF THE WESTERN GHATS
Harish Gaonkar (in press, also on floppies)


                           ARTHROPODS
                      (Other than Insects)

ARANEAE (Spiders) vol.1
B.K.Tikadar (1980)
pp. 443
Z.S.I. (Fauna of India Series; no.5)

SPIDERS, ARANEA (ARANEIDAE & GNAPHOSIDAE) vol.II
B.K.Tikadar (1982)
pp.533                                  Rs.200/-
Z.S.I. (F.O.I. Series;no.6)

HANDBOOK OF INDIAN SPIDERS
B.K.Tikadar (1987)
pp.251
Z.S.I.                                  Rs.190/-

SPIDERS: AN INTRODUCTION
K.Vijayalakshmi & P.Ahimaz (1993)
'Cre A'.268 Royapettah High Road
Madras 600014

SCORPIONS
B.K.Tikadar & D.Bastawade (1983)
pp.671, Z.S.I. (F.O.I.Series no.7)      Rs.250/-


                          INVERTEBRATES 
                     (Other than Arthropods)

HANDBOOK : INDIAN FRESHWATER MOLLUSCS
N.V.Subba Rao (1989)
pp.280    Z.S.I.                        Rs.390/-

HANDBOOK : INDIAN LEECHES
Mahesh Chandra (1991)
pp. 116   Z.S.I.                        Rs.190/-

MEGADRILE : OLIGOCHAETA (EARTHWORMS)
J.M.Julka (1988)
pp.400   Z.S.I.                         Rs.380/-


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