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Contents: 1. Mountains : Eastern Himalaya/J.R.B. Alfred, S. Chakraborty and A.K. Das. 2. Mountains : Western Himalaya/Vinod Khanna and Arun Kumar. 3. Mountains : North-West Himalaya/H.S. Mehta and J.M. Julka. 4. Mountains : trans-Himalaya/H.S. Mehta and J.M. Julka. 5. Desert : Thar/Qaiser H. Baqri and P.L. Kankane. 6. Desert : Rann of Kutchch/Qaiser H. Baqri and P. Bohra. 7. Forests/P. Venu and M. Sanjappa. 8. Grasslands/G.V.S. Murthy and M. Sanjappa. 9. Wetlands : freshwater/J.R.B. Alfred and N.C. Nandi. 10. Wetlands : brackishwater/N.C. Nandi. 11. Estuaries/C.A. Nageswara Rao. 12. Mangroves/A.K. Das. 13. Coral reefs/K. Venkataraman and J.R.B. Alfred. 14. Marine/Ramakrishna and K. Venkataraman. 15. Islands/A.K. Das. 16. Western ghats/K.V. Lakshminarayana, G.M. Yazdani and C. Radhakrishnan. 17. Eastern ghats/T. Pullaiah. 18. Deccan peninsula/P.T. Cherian. From the preface: " India is blessed with a highly variable natural continuum from snow clad high mountain ranges of the Himalaya to sea coasts of sandy, muddy, rocky, shingle and coralline nature through forests, grasslands, deserts, wetlands, mangroves and coral reefs. Covering the terrestrial part of the Indian territory in the south and west, there is a marine water-spread of varied depth with islands and archipelagoes of various configuration. Printed Pages: 416.