GUWAHATI, Feb 15 � A book titled Annals of Assam Forest was released at a function held at the Vivekananda Kendra recently.
Environmentalist Dr Anwaruddin Choudhury released the book, which contains 13 chapters dealing with geology, soil and forest types, management of forests, silviculture, working plan, wildlife, forest utilisation, forest protection, five-year plan, bamboo, exotics of Assam, social forestry and soil conservation, etc.
The texts are written by several retired foresters and compiled and made into a book by KN Dev Goswami, retired Indian Forest Service officer and president of the Retired Forest Officers� Association.
Dr Choudhury termed the book a valuable addition to forest literature which would be useful to students, researchers, environmentalists and general readers.
He also gave a power-point presentation of the State�s rich biodiversity and the threats it was facing due to the man-made interventions created in the name of development.
Prof Parimal Bhattacharjee, who is also an environmental scientist, in his address as guest of honour said such books were rare in Assam and it would help students of natural science and active foresters.