Sign In | Register


Next >

That`s How Things Travel: The Wonderful Ways in Which the World Moves

By R P Subramanian

Pearson Education/Longman. Hardcover. New. The world is on the move. Animals,plants, and man-made vehicles-all are equipped to move in different ways. Learn all about things on the move-from snails and manta rays to cars and spacecrafts-How things travel. Printed Pages: 0. That`s How Things Travel: The Wonderful Ways in Which the World MovesR P Subramanian9788179932193


Introduction to Wildlife

By Aaradhana Salpekar

Jnanada Prakashan, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. NA


Conservation of an Endangered King Cobra in Salur Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.

By Madireddi V Subba Rao

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2013. Hardcover. New. King Cobra?Conservation?India-Salur Wildlife Sanctuary 2. Endangered species?Conservation ?India ?Salur Wildlife Sanctuary I. Title Printed Pages: 125. NA


Endangered Otters in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India

By Madireddi V Subba Rao

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2013. Hardcover. New. Otters?India?Corniga Wildlife Sanctuary 2. Endangered Species?India- Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary 3. Wildlife resources?India?Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary?Management i. Title Printed Pages: 106. NA


Jungle Ke Jeev-Jantu (in Hindi)

By Raamesh Bedi

Arya Prakashan Mandal, 2013. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Printed Pages: 304. NA


Living with Tigers

By Valmik Thapar

Aleph Book Company, 2016. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Valmik Thapar first went to Ranthambhore, in 1976, at the age of twenty-three. He was a city boy, unsure of what lay ahead. When he entered the forest, which would go on to become one of the last strongholds of wild tigers, it had a profound effect on him, changing his life forever. For the next forty years, he studied nearly 200 Ranthambhore tigers, spending every waking moment in close proximity to these magnificent animals. Of the various tigers he observed a handful became extra special, and it is these which come to glorious life in this book. They include Padmini, the Queen Mother, the first tiger the author got to know well; Genghis, the master predator, who invented a way of killing prey in water, the first time this had been observed anywhere in the world; Noon, one of his all-time favourites, who received her name because she was most active in the middle of the day; Broken Tooth, an exceptionally gentle male; Laxmi, a devoted mother, whose methods of raising her cubs revolutionized tiger studies; Machli, the most famous tigress in Ranthambhore, and several more. Printed Pages: 237. NA


Animal Breeding and Genetics

By C.V. Singh

New India publishing Agency, 2015. Hardcover. New. his book attempts to describe applied breeding methods for different domestic animal species as currently implemented. In this book, brief history of population genetics, domestication of livestock species, classification of breeds, economic characteristics of different livestock species & poultry and their importance, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative inheritance, gene and genotype frequency and factors influencing gene frequency, values and means of population, methods of estimation and uses of heritability and repeatability, correlations, selection, response to selection, basis of selection, progeny testing, open nucleus breeding system, sire evaluation, methods of selection, breeding or mating systems, heterosis or hybrid vigor definitions and current livestock and poultry breeding programmes have been discussed in different s. The subject matter has been dealt with in a logical sequence so that the reader is conveyed from simple to more complex interpretation with relative ease. It is felt that the reader which are likely to comprise mostly of graduate and post graduate student of animal breeding and researcher will be able to get a deeper insight and better perceptions into the realm of the dynamic science of animal breeding. Printed Pages: 356. NA


Hand book of Indian Crocodiles

By Madireddi V. Subba Rao

B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. In all, 25 species of crocodiles are present in the world, of which 3 species represent in India, viz., Gavialis gangeticus (Gharial), Crocodilus porosus (Saltwater crocodile), and Crocodilus palustris (Mugger crocodile). The population of crocodiles has dwindled because of their commercially valuable skin, meat, eggs and oil made them vulnerable. Fear of spoiling the nets and vast consumption of fish, have made them enemies of fishermen. But with their protection under Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and special projects launched for their management and conservation enabled to protect them. Establishment of sanctuaries and special captive breeding centers at various places, their populations have now been restored in some places. The book introduces the types of Indian crocodiles, their habits, biology, breeding, economic importance, status and distribution, their management and conservation and steps taken for their protection throughout the World and are presented in different chapters. Printed Pages: 108. Hand book of Indian CrocodilesMadireddi V. Subba Rao9788176467780


Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region
stock photo

Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region

By Ashok S. Kothari & Boman F. Chhapgar (Eds)

Oxford University Press, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. New. India is fortunate in having a great range of biogeographic regions that support a vast variety of plant and animal life. Among the most interesting of these are the mighty Himalayas, its foothills, and the adjoining terai and duar grassland-forests. The flora and fauna of these areas have long fascinated explorers, scientists, writers and artists, and the literature on the subject is extensive. This book is 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. However, unlike the earlier books (Salim Ali’s India, Treasures of Indian Wildlife and Living Jewels from the Indian Jungle) which had articles on assorted subjects, here the focus of the text is on the mammals of the Himalayan region, drawing largely on the pioneering work of S.H. Prater and R.A. Sterndale. The superb paintings of Paul Barruel and O.F. Tassart specially made for Prater’s work (the originals of which are in the BNHS Library archives) complement the text, along with black-and white drawings by other artists. Most of the full-page plates illustrate Himalayan birds (taken from John Gould’s Birds of Asia and works by E.C. Stuart Baker and C.M. Inglis), along with some Himalayan landscapes by Major Edward Molyneux and Colonel George Strahan, and botanical paintings of Himalayan flowers by J. Forbes Royle. Printed Pages: 180. Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai RegionAshok S. Kothari & Boman F. Chhapgar (Eds)9780198083955


Diagnostic Veterinary Parasitology: An Introduction

By Harkirat Singh,N.K. Singh,P.D. Juyal

New India Publishing Agency, 2013. Hardcover. New. Although immunological and molecular techniques are increasingly being applied for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases, veterinary practitioners worldwide still rely primarily on the conventional faecal and blood smear examinations mainly on the concept of ""seeing is believing"". These techniqes are still the gold standard and cost-effective means of diagnosing the parasitic infections in domestic animal Printed Pages: 102. NA


The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon
stock photo

The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By Jim Corbett

Oxford University Press, 1997. First edition. Softcover. New. This is the last of Jim Corbett`s books on his unique and thrilling hunting experiences in the Indian Himalayas. Concluding the narrative begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Corbett writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, his words charged with a great love for human beings that lay within his hunting terrain. These qualities are what make these stories vintage Corbett. Printed Pages: 190. NA


India`s Wildlife History: An Introduction

By Mahesh Rangarajan

Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd, 2006. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. The swift decline and present plight of India`s wildlife make regular headlines. This book asks how we came to this point. It introduces us to the long history of India`s wildlife, culminating in the present crisis. Drawing on memoirs, archives and official records, Mahesh Rangarajan brings new insights to bear upon age-old encounters between human beings and the natural world in India. While highlighting major figures, such as Jim Corbett and M. Krishnan, he also puts the spotlight on less-known conservationists, landscapes and species. The focus of this book is on key landmarks in the history of Indian wildlife—both its conservation and decline. Chapters on the Ancient and Medieval periods sketch out India`s early wildlife history. Nature`s retreat against human onslaught over the past two centuries, and efforts to reverse that trend, are then addressed in greater detail. The past can serve as a guide to options for the present. It can reveal strategies for a future in which wildlife and people coexist. This book ends by looking ahead and identifies workable ways to conserve India`s vanishing wildlife. An easy and lucid style makes this illuminating historical account a book for the general reader. Specialists and scholars will find a mine of information within it. This book is the best available short account of the history of Indian wildlife. Printed Pages: 152. NA


The Science of Saving Tigers

By K. Ullas Karanth

Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd, 2011. Softcover. New. The Science of Saving Tigers puts together twenty significant articles on topics ranging from tiger ecology to critiques of government policy from a selection of over seventy that have appeared in various national and international journals, spanning Dr Karanth’s work over two decades. It is essential reading for serious students of conservation biology and will serve as a vital information resource for tiger conservationists in particular. Printed Pages: 340. NA


Saving Wild Tigers 1900-2000: The Essential Writings

By Valmik Thapar (Ed.)

Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd., 2005. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. This book charts key moments in the fight to save the tiger, from early beginnings until now. It comprises the finest examples of tiger conservation by the greatest defenders of wild tigers. Between 1875 and 1925 more than 80,000 tigers were slaughtered. Over the next fifty years the massacre grew so alarming that the tiger was driven to the brink of extinction. Alongside this mindless butchery, there began a crusade to protect the tiger. The earliest essay here laments India`s vanishing wilderness. By 1920 E.P.Stebbing, one of the first great protectors, speaks out for changes in wildlife laws. Then F.W.Champion, renowned for his pioneering writings, argues against motorcars in forests and limits on gun licences. Jim Corbett is heard befriending the tiger while pointing out that hunters create man-eaters. Later there is S.H. Prater, pleading for protection measures. The 1950s and 1960s are represented by E.P. Gee and Richard Perry, who feared the tiger was doomed. George Schaller, a guru to tigerwallahs, is seen injecting science into investigations of tiger decline. Indian voices are heard soon: Billy Arjan Singh, K. Sankhala, M. Krishnan and S.P. Shahi. Then recent spokesmen: Peter Jackson, John Seidensticker, Ullas Karanth, Geoffrey Ward and Alan Rabinowitz, who have `scientised` an issue which now covers Thailand, Indo-China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Siberia. In recent times no activist has been more passionate about tiger conservation than Valmik Thapar. The present book is part of his ongoing crusade. It is also a wonderfully readable anthology on the perils faced by tigers, and the travails of those trying to ensure it retains its regal, untamed magnificence. Printed Pages: 426. NA


Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe
stock photo

Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

By George B. Schaller

The University of Chicago Press, 2000. First edition. Softcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. The Chang Tang, the vast, remote Tibetan steppe, is home to a unique assemblage of large mammals, including Tibetan antelope, gazelle, argali sheep, wild ass, wild yak, wolves, snow leopards, and others. Since 1985, George B. Schaller and his Chinese and Tibetan co-workers have surveyed the flora and fauna of the Chang Tang. Their research provides the first detailed look at the natural history of one of the world`s least known ecosystems. The plains ungulates are the main focus of this book—especially the Tibetan antelope, or chiru, whose migrations define this ecosystem much as those of the wildebeest define the Serengeti. Schaller`s descriptions of mammal numbers and distribution, behavior, and ecology provide baseline information that may allow wildlife, grasslands, and pastoralists to continue to coexist harmoniously in this region. This project led to the creation of the 130,000-square-mile Chang Tang Reserve by the Tibetan government in 1993, and Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe should help promote future studies as well as conservation and management efforts. Printed Pages: 383. NA


Treasures of Indian Wildlife
stock photo

Treasures of Indian Wildlife

By Ashok Kothari & Boman F. Chhapgar (Eds)

Oxford University Press, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. New. This book brings together articles, drawings, and paintings from valuable old books, journals, and gazetteers in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. The historical writings of wildlife and bird enthusiasts of the past paint a vivid picture of India`s rich flora and fauna, in urgent need of protection today. Stunning paintings, mostly of birds, and lithographs and sketches of animals and trees, scenery and monuments by eminent European wildlife artists of the 19- and early 20- century are brought together. In a substantial section at the end of the book, gleanings from the miscellaneous notes section of early issues fo the Journal of the BNHS provide interesting snippets of information on species as wide ranging as red ants, mongoose, monitor lizard, python, cobra, cheeta and darter. Printed Pages: 192. Treasures of Indian WildlifeAshok Kothari & Boman F. Chhapgar (Eds)9780195677287


Tracking Tigers in Ranthambhore

By Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj

Aureole Publishing Pvt Ltd, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New. 25 x 34 cm. Set in the staggeringly beautiful environs of the Ranthambhore National Park, in the colorful Indian state of Rajasthan, Tracking Tigers in Ranthambhore is an insider`s account of the lives of the regal beasts of the sub-continent. It is a wildlife tour de force, told with an extraordinary blend of fluid narrative and scientific data. Superb photographs, shot by the author, complement the text, which follows the style of an exhaustive, amusing and meticulously detailed diary. The dwindling population of tigers worldwide has now crossed the danger mark. Their future in the wild is uncertain. Besides being one of the last remaining natural habitats of the Indian tiger, Ranthambhore National Park is also famous for relatively frequent sightings of the predator. Spread across sub-tropical forests, farmer royal hunting grounds, lakes, ridges, villages, temples, and a magnificent medieval fort, Ranthambhore is an unusual tiger reserve, not just to explore but also to police and nurture. Printed Pages: 156. NA


New Songs of the Survivors

By Yvonne Vaz Ezdani

Speaking Tiger, 2015. First edition. Softcover. New. During the second world war, many of the Indians settled in Burma were killed following the bombing of Rangoon by the Japanese Air Force. Thousands more were forced to give up everything - their homes, their businesses and shops, even their families - and flee to India to escape the invasion. The lucky ones flew home. Others followed by ship, crossing the bay of bengal under constant threat of aerial and submarine bombardment. But most walked all the way, to Manipur and then Assam, braving hunger, disease, wild animals and exhaustion. Some walked the more hazardous route further north, across the Hukaung Valley, which came to be called the Valley of death. Drawing primarily on recollections from the survivors and descendants of Burma`s once-thriving Goan community, this compelling book is the first attempt to write an oral history of the `Forgotten Long March` - one of the biggest and most harrowing migrations in recent history. Printed Pages: 264. NA



By Rahul Shukla,Yogesh Kumar

B.R. Publishing Corporation, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New. To a majority of people, tiger watch is an exhotic and dramatic pursuit. For some, an unbelievable occupation, but to a minority, it is an absorbing passion. Surviving through its dangers they discover it to be a most spectacular engagement. Rahul Shukla and his photographer friend Yogesh Kumar are probably one of those handful of people for whom the jungle has always been a home and both its innocent and dangerous animals their close and distant companions. The stories in this book are the recollections of the author`s encounters with tigers and the profound thrill of chase and love for the denizens of the wild. These episodes of tiger tracking, though separated in time, are brought together under a common theme. The greater material of the book originates from the author`s ancestral village Larti, that lies like an island in the middle of Sal jungles adjoining the borders of Kishanpur tiger reserve, a trans-Sharda complex of Dudhwa National Park in North India. Here Rahul spent his boyhood in association with the native hunters, wandering in search of tigers and leopards and other game animals and watching the climactic and ceaseless struggle for survival-of both animals and natives-from very close quarters The book approaches the readers with nostalgic sentiments recalling the days of hunting, which is a less understood sport and often deprecated as being pure atavism. You may like or hate it, but tales of hunting invariably arouse interest for their appeal is basic and the opposition they generates is emotional. No one was neutral to hunting in the environment where Rahul lived. Yet, he was a rather odd person who loved to follow the game in the deep forests with an intention of observing it. He spent long days and nights, waiting by the river in a hide for a glimpse of the striped cats. His observations over a long period around Larti are of riveting interest. The book meticulously traces the author`s apparent conflict and enigma since boyhood to youth to show his transformation from an amateur hunter to an ardent conservationist. Like George Adamson`s home at Kora in Kenya or that of Jim Corbett at Kaladhungi, CONTENTS: Introduction; Preface; 1. The Hearts of Fire 2. Larti : A Green Jewel of Terai 3. The Elysian Fields 4. Way Out Savannah 5. The Native Hunters 6. Adventures with the Wild Boars 7. The Katna Tigress 8. Tiger`s Lair 9. Dubious Eyes Printed Pages: 222. Tiger!Rahul Shukla,Yogesh Kumar9788176464208


The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
stock photo

The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

By Jim Corbett

Oxford University Press, 1997. Softcover. New. Most of Jim Corbett`s books contain collections of stories that recount adventures tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalaya. This volume, however, consists of a single story, often considered the most exciting of all Corbett`s jungle tales. He gives a carefully-detailed account of a notorious leopard that terrorized life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces. Printed Pages: 192. NA


Next >