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 andwhite 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.