Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region

Hardcover | May 25, 2012

EditorB. F. Chhapgar, Ashok S. Kothari

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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.

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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 d...

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 popula...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 12.75 × 9.6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198083955

ISBN - 13:9780198083955

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Table of Contents

Late B. G. Deshmukh: ForewordPreface and AcknowledgementsAn Invocation to the HimalayasHimalayas: Nature's CradleIndia's Wonderful FaunaMammals of the Himalayan Sub-RegionPrimatesDeerAntelopesGoat-AntelopesMountain GoatsMountain SheepWild CattlePigsElephantWild AssRhinocerosesBearsCanidsFelidsCivetsMongoosesBadgerOttersMartensWeaselsHaresMolesShrewPorcupinesSquirrelsLarge Flyng SquirrelsSmall Flying SquirrelsMarmotsVoleBamboo RatsBatsBiographies of Writers and ArtistsBibliographySponsors