Summary : Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany
The eleventh Edition of this well-known and highly acclaimed textbook has been thoroughly revised and extended to include some new chapters to make it still more useful.
Literally, every section of the Book has been reworked in an attempt to bring it more nearly up to date.
The book is written in a very readable Style and aims to provide a modern approach to the Study of Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany, keeping in mind the requirements of undergraduate students at universities and colleges throughout India and in some foreign countries. Students preparing for IAS, PCS and various other competitive examinations, at similar level, should also find the book of value.
A special feature of the book is that the text is copiously illustrated with superbly accurate, beautiful and well-labelled diagrams that are usually self-explanatory.
DR. S. N. PANDEY passed M. Sc. in First Division with first position in 1966 from the Agra University. Since then, he has been teaching at, the D. A. V. College, Kanpur. Dr. Pandey has published several research papers in various journals. He is Editor of a research journal of Plant and Environment and Advances in Applied Phycology (2 vols). He is also a co-author of A Textbook of Botany (3 vols.), Plant Physiology, published by 'Vikas', Practical Botany (3 vols) and Advance in Botany (3" vols). He is General Secretary of International Society for Plant and Environment. He has attended quite a few International Conferences and has visited W. G., G. D. R, U. K., France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, U. S. A., etc.
S. P. MISRA received his M. Sc. Degree from the Agra University in 1965. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the Christ Church liege, Kanpur, since 1966. He is a co-author of An Introduction to Taxonomy of Angiosperms and A Textbook of Pteridophyta, published by 'Vikas'.
P. S. TRIVEDI received his M. Sc. Degree from the Agra University in 1966. He Reader at Brahmanand Postgraduate College, Kanpur. He is a co-author of A Textbook of Botany Vol. 1, A Textbook of Algae, and A Textbook of Pteridophyta, all published by 'Vikas'.
Part I : BRYOPHYTA :
4. Marchantia and Plagiochasma
6. Porella (Madotheca)
15. General Topics :
i. Origin of Bryophytes
ii. Evolution and Affinities of Bryophytes
iii. Vegetative Reproduction in Bryophytes
iv. Progressive Sterilisation of the Sporogenous Tissue in Bryophytes
v. Ecology of Bryophytes (reference to India)
vi. Distribution of Bryophytes in India
vii. Fossil Bryophytes
viii. Economic Importance of Bryophytes
ix. Contribution of Some Indian Bryologists
Comparative Chart of Important Genera
Part II : PTERIDOPHYTA :
17. Classification of Pteridophytes
28. General Discussion :
i. Origin arid Evolution of Pteridophytes
ii. Evolution onto the Land
iii. Evolution of the Alternation of Generations Found in Pteridophytes
iv. Evolution of the Independent Sporophyte Among Pteridophytes
v. Merits of Telome Theory
vi. Stelar System in Pteridophytes
vii. Heterospory and Seed Habit in Pteridophytes
viii. Apogamy, Apospory, and Parthenogenesis in Pteridophytes
ix. Economic Importance of Pteridophytes
x. Indian Contribution to Pteridology
xi. Comparative Accounts of the Important characters of Psilotum, Lycopodium and Selaginella.
Part III : Gymnosperms :
35. General Discussion :
i. Distribution and Abundance of Living Gymnosperms in the World
ii. Distribution and Abundance of Living Gymnosperms in India
iii. Distribution of Living Gymnosperms in India and Adjoining Countries
iv. Economic Importance of Gymnosperms
v. Indian Contribution to Gymnosperms
vi. Evolutionary Tendencies Among Gymnosperms
vii. Comparative Account of Important Characters of Cycas, Pinus, Gnetum, and Ephedra.
Part IV : PALAEOBOTANY :
37. Process of Preservation
38. Factors for Preservation
39. Theories of Preservation
40. Kinds of Preservation (Types of Fossils)
41. Techniques for Studying Fossils
42. Determining the Age of Fossils
44. Fossils of Different Ages
45. Some Fossil Forms of Gymnosperms
46. Professor Birbal Sahni