Other Books


Coffee Table Books


Indian Institute of Science Campus;A Botanist’s Delight , K. Sankara Rao
Price : Rs. 1500
” Sankara Rao captures the beauty of the remarkable flora of the campus of the Indian Institute of Science, both native and exotic, in this breathtaking coffee table book. Each of these species is meticulously photographed and described, making it a treat not just for the trained eye of a botanist, but anyone who is fascinated by the diversity of life.



Secret Lives , Natasha Mhatre
Price : Rs. 1500
” ‘Secret Lives’ portrays the biodiversity of the Indian Institute of Science campus.The book ties together the twin threads of wildlife photography and science and is made up of ten chapters dealing with habitat, food, water, sex, babies, flight, group behaviour, species interaction as well as the impact of human intervention.


Flora_vol-IFlora_vol-IIFlowering Plants of Indian Institute of science: A Field guide (volume I and volume II) ,

K. Sankara Rao
Price : Rs. 2100 (For Vol I & II)
Books Vol I and Vol II are sold together
About these books:These books are a compendium to portray the flora and plant wealth in the Indian Institute of Science campus. 700 and odd taxa are presented in two volumes with photographs: Volume I showcases trees, palms, woody climbers, shrubs, herbs, succulents, cacti and orchids. Volume II covers trees, shrubs, trailers and climbers, herbs, grasses, sedges and cat-tails, plants of water and marsh, flowering parasites, non flowering seed plants and lower groups.

A Precious Heritage: Rapid Biodiversity Survey of the Kudapura Campus, IISc by Rohini Balakrishnan Year of Publication: 2011 Number of pages: 28 (Paperback)
About the book :This is an account of a short survey of the flora and fauna of the new IISc campus at Kudapura near Challakere in Karnataka and reveals the vertebrate and plant species in the area. The undisturbed natural ecosystem is inhabited by the spectacular and highly endangered blackbuck to small mammals such as foxes and hares, from the rich diversity of raptors (birds of prey) to the tiny minivets and sunbirds and the large number of native plant species. The survey also contains recommendations for the development of the campus without much adverse effect on the biodiversity of the area.





Biomolecular Forms and Functions: A Celebration of 50 years of the Ramachandran Map by Manju Bansal and N Srinivasan

Continuum Mechanics: Foundations and Applications of Mechanics – Volume I by Chandrashekhar S Jog

Fluid Mechanics: Foundations and Applications of Mechanics – Volume II by Chandrashekhar S Jog

Design for Sustainable Well-being and empowerment : Selected papers by Monto Mani and Prabhu Kandachar

Mechanics, Waves and Thermodynamics by Sudhir Ranjan Jain

Forthcoming Books from IIScPress

IIScPress-CUP Series:

  • ICLNS: Von Neumann Algebra by Startle
  • ICLNS:‘Fluid Dynamics: Turbulence and Transitional Flows’ by Roddam Narasimha
  • ICRMS: Biomaterials by Bikramjit Basu
  • ICLNS: Molecular Phylogenetics by Praveen Karanth
  • ICRMS: Knowledge driven methodology by Manoj Lal
  • Two volumes of textbooks on Statics and Dynamics by Rudra Pratap and Andy Ruina (Cornell Univ.)
  • ICRMS: Size dependence of diffusion in condensed matter phases by Yashonath
  • ICRMS: ‘Corrosion Engineering: Electrochemical and Biological Aspects’ by K A Natarajan, Materials Engg.,
  • Ultrafast Optics and Spectroscopy in Physical Chemistry by Atanu Bhattacharya

IIScPress and WSPC Series:

  • Experiments in Organic Chemistry: A New Approach Spectroscopic Methods for Chemical Analysis: A Laboratory Course by Dr. Anuradha Mukherjee and Prof. H. S. Atreya
  • The Story of Numbers K. Mallik
  • ICLS: “Observational Studies of the Atmospheric General Circulation” by John Mike Wallace
  • Remembering Sir J. C. Bose by D P Sen Gupta, Meher Engineer and – Hindi version


Start up of New Series

Book Series on Ecology

Renee Borges, Series Editor


IIScPress and Strand Life Sciences co-publishing

“Genomic Quirks” by Dr. Ramesh Hariharan