Indian forest ecology: a comprehensive survey of vegetation and its environment in the Indian subcontinent

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Oxford Book and Stationery Co., 1960 - Nature
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Contents

CHAPTER 17
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Probable influence of moon on climate 321 Regional climate 323
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Normal rainfallJuly
326
Indian Rainfall 323 Spatial distribution of rainfall in India
332
Average intensity of rain on a rainy day January
335
Heaviest fall in 24 hours in January
336
Average intensity of rainfall on a rainy day in India 334 The distri
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FOREST GEOLOGY OF INDIA 474505
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Section across the Western Himalaya the Great Punjab Miocene Plateau and the Afghan Mountains
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Distribution of Land and Water in Asia during the Eocene
476
Distribution of land water in Asia during the Pliocene
477
Diagrammatic section of S Malabar
487
Section from Nilambur to Pandikad
488
The Peninsula of Deccan 477 The IndoGangetic plains 478
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Himalayas and Central Asian mountain ranges
497

Changes in rainfall in India 338 Variations in rainfall over small areas
346
Diurnal range of temperature January
350
Dirunal range of temperature July
354
Minimum temperature on 29 1 29
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Altitude and temperature 350 Temperature changes 355 Tem
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Hourly evaporation at Poona in inches
362
Drought 364 The effect of drought on forests 364 Drought of Shorea
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Winds in India 368 The cold weather period January and Feb
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Average number of days with thunderstorms per year
402
Frequency of hail storms in 100 years January
404
Pressure 394 Squalls 399 Thunderstorms in India 399 Hail
409
Probable lines of migration of plants to the Bailadila Range
416
Glaciers 410 Temperature of the glacier stream water 414 Water
417
Floods 418 Flood records 420 Floods and forests 420 Rainfall
428
Ombrothermic curve of Bombay
434
Vegetation types of India
435
OmbroThermic curves and climate of the world 431 Warm or warm
436
Rainfall and temperature data for given places where the above vegetation type occurs Northern and Southern Thorny forests
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do Northern subtropical wet hillforests
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do Northern and Southern tropical dry deciduous forests
444
do Northern and Southern tropical moist deci duous forests
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do Northern and southern tropical semi evergreen forests
446
do Northern and southern tropical wet ever green forests
447
do Southern wet temperate forests
448
Average annual potential evapotranspiration
449
Average annual water deficiency
450
MICROCLIMATE 455477
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Microclimate in forest and open
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Microclimate in forest areas
465
Relation between mean pH value and dates and relation between mean pH value and the various depths
467
Microclimate of plant communities 467 Type A Type B Type C Type
468
Relation between mean temperature in centigrade and dates and relation between temperature in centigrade and depths
469
Relation between mean exchangeable calcium and dates of observation and relation between Exchangeable Calcium and Depths
470
Diagrammatic section of the Himalayan ranges
498
Section across Siwalik range and Lower Himalaya 500501
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Section across the Pir Panjal range at Banihal
502
Kutch 494 Rajasthan 495 Indogangetic plains 496 Delhi 496
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Relation between Geology and Forest Vegetation
506
Geology and Forest Vegetation on the Dun Valley Siwaliks
507
Geology and Vegetation types of Chindwin District Burma
508
Geology and Forest Vegetation in the Kashmir Valley
510
Section of HindustanTibet Road
511
Geology and Teak 509 Geology and Sal 514 Geology and Evergreen
516
Geology and Forest Vegetation in the Parbatti Valley
519
FOREST SOILS 525540
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In Japan In South Africa In East Africa In Fiji In New Zealand
533
Laterite and Lateritic soils 535 Laterisation 539 Black soils
540
Manganese status of some Indian soils 542 Iron content of some
550
Reclamation of Kallar soils 550 Reh soils of the U P 551 Saline
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Soil profile under Pinvs roxburghii from Chakrata
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Wiesenboden or meadow soils 559 Conifer soils 559 Brown earth
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SOILS AND VEGETATION 574616
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Relationship between relative humidity and pH value of some soils in the Bashahar Himalayas
589
Nitrogen status of Indian soils 581 Leaching and Nitrate production
590
pH range of some forest tree seedlings in the forests of M P
595
pH and R H at various depths in soil profiles under the given communities of forest trees
597
Organic matter content and moisture in soil profiles under the given plant communities
598
Organic matter content and Ca content in soil profiles under the given plant communities
599
Soil organisms 596 Earthworms 596 Termites and ants 600 Soil
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References
611
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS 617621
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Wild Animals 622 Distribution of some common animals of India 623
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North Kanara fauna and Vegetation 624 Animal life of Tropial
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Locusts644 Plant parasites 645 Lantana camara 647 Fungi648
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Other types of fungi 655 Drinks 658 Sauces 658 Food 658
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Fire 660 The effect of fire on soil properties 661 The effect of fire
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