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Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region

Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region

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ISBN: 9780198083955    Publisher: OUP India Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 180        
India has a range of biogeographic regions that support a variety of plant and animal life. The fourth in the Bombay Natural History Society's popular series that aims at making accessible old writings,...Read more
India has a range of biogeographic regions that support a variety of plant and animal life. The fourth in the Bombay Natural History Society's popular series that aims at making accessible old writings, drawings and paintings of India's rich flora and fauna, this book discusses the Himalayas, its foothills, and the adjoining terai and duar grassland-forests. Focusing on the mammals of the Himalayan region, the book draws largely on the pioneering work of S.H. Prater and R.A. Sterndale. The volume includes close to 70 pages colour plate section, 95 colour photographs, and 5 black and white drawings: the paintings of Paul Barruel and O.F. Tassert, specially made for Prater's work; full page plates illustrating Himalayan birds; Himalayan landscapes by Major Edward Molyneux and Colonel George Strahan; and botanical paintings of Himalayan flowers by Forbes Royale.
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B.F. Chhapgar, a renowned thalassographer, was curator of the Taraporevala Aquarium from 1956 to 1965 and Researcher Officer-in-Charge of the Taraporevala... Read more

B.F. Chhapgar, a renowned thalassographer, was curator of the Taraporevala Aquarium from 1956 to 1965 and Researcher Officer-in-Charge of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station in 1973. He has discovered six new forms of animals previously unknown to science, and has authored thirteen books and over 100 scientific papers and popular articles.
Ashok S. Kothari is Honorary Seceretary of Bombay Natural History Society. He authored A Celebration of Indian Trees for Friends of the Trees (FOT), co-edited with B.F. Chhapgar three previous books for BNHS, and has contributed nearly 1200 articles to Indian language and English dailies and magazines.

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