The Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh, India, has its own diversity of terrain, soils and climate expressions apart from the ingredients of its biodiversity and a part of it near Nagarjunasagar Dam falls under the realms of "Project tiger" programme. Anthropognic factors galore, the district has been exposed to vagaries of temperature and rain fall, scarcity of water sources, influx of cement factories and cross-country laying of new highways and railways. The first part of the book includes introduction, previous work, topography and general features, general vegetation types, floristic analysis etc.
Prof. P N Rao, is now retired professor of Botany and a UGC Emeritus Fellow Awardee and Principal Investigator of a UGC major research project on Cuscuta biodiversity. He has 38 years of teaching and research experience at Andhra University, Vishakapatnam till 1976 and later at Nagarjuna University, Narjunanagar. Dr. B V Raghava Swamy, obtained Ph.D. degree from Nagarjuna University, Narjunanagar in 1993 and was a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Presently he is a scientist R&D of the Monsanto â€“ a US based Company. Prof. T Pullaiah, M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. (1976) is the Head of Department of Botany, Sri Krishna-devaraya University, Anantapur. He travelled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about sixteen countries.
Introduction, Topography and General Features, Methods, General Vegetation Types, Floristic Analysis, Forest Produce, Game Sanctuaries/ National Parks, Concluding Remarks, Systematic Treatment, Abbreviations and Acronyms.