MAN EATERS AND MEMORIES
This book narrates the stories about man eaters and also constantly explains the reason why such beautiful and graceful creatures like leopard and tigers who in the ordinary course of their lives feed on natural prey suddenly turns savage and evilly-disposed of human.
THE LEOPARD IN INDIA
J C Daniel
Elegant in its beautiful coat and lithe body, the leopard is a majestic predator. Its small size permits it to occupy habitat denied to its larger cousins. Its strength, intelligence and ability give it a wide spectrum of prey species ranging in size from young buffalo to a small rodent. This book is the first to collate all available and detailed information on this lovely cat – the leopard- its distribution, colour, behavior and co-existence with other animals.
SAVING WILD TIGERS
This book is a sketch of a century of tiger conservation and our understanding of what happened to the tiger in the last century that will enable us to deal with the tiger crisis of this century. This book includes essays from thirty three great tiger defenders who wrote with passion & zeal about their concern and their view of future of tiger.
MAULED BY A TIGER
Arthur W. Strachan
Pages: 280 /HB/2008
First published more than sixty years ago, this book will appeal to all those who have experienced the beauty and fascination of the Indian Jungles, and who have seen its wild denizens whether of animal or birdlife.
MAN-EATERS & MARAUDERS
Pages: 200/ HB/2008
As an ivory hunter the author describes his adventures when hunting down man-eaters, marauders, whether they be lions, crocodiles, or elephants. John Taylor was a born raconteur and the colorful descriptions of his hunts of a time, long gone will bring you face to face with some of the most ferocious killers of the Africa.
the road back to nature
Pages: 377/ PB/1996
A collection of first-hand observations and essays on the desertification and ecological devastation caused by modern farming methods. Fukuoka exposes the illusory affluence of an anthropocentric culture, doomed to collapse unless one returns to the divine way of nature. Lucidly, he advocates the Zen of "regaining the paradise lost".
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Consumer Association of Penang
Climate change has become a topical issue that affects every living being on this planet. There are no ways of escaping its effects or stopping the process altogether. However, there are means and methods of mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. This booklet highlights a compilation of adaptation and disaster preparation methods practiced by local communities in developing countries in South & South-East-Asia.
JUNGLE TRAILS IN
Pages: 278/ HB/2008
Price: Rs. 495
This book portrays and interesting account of social structures, culture and traditions of the days of the Raj. An extraordinary book not to forget.
ON JIM CORBETTS TRAIL
Pages: 139/ HB /2004
The essays in this book convey the beauty and thrill of Indian forests and their wildlife. Dr Johnsing takes us for walk in jungle with him, and we see through his trained eyes what we would never otherwise look for. In each essays he tracks a different animal and tells us not only of his experiences, but also the habitat, biology, and current condition of species he is discussing.
Lester R. Brown
Pages: 285/ PB/2005
This latest work of Lesser R Brown, founder of Earth Policy Institute, a non-profit, shows that we have created bubble economy, one whose output is artificially inflated by over consuming the earth’s natural capital. The present course, Plan A will lead to continuing environmental deterioration and eventual economic decline.
The alternate is Plan B, a worldwide mobilisation to stabilize population and climate before these issues spiral out of control.
A POCKET BOOK OF INDIAN PHEASANTS
Raghvendra Singh /Suresh Singh
Pages: 36 / PB/--
A compact book on Pheasants with full colour photographs, size, description, distribution, food, voice and general information about the bird.
THE BOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS
An invaluable companion for birdwatchers with update text, currently recognized scientific names and useful new indexes.
INDIA’S WILDLIFE HISTORY
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. This is the best available short account of the history of Indian wildlife.
BIRDS BEYOND WATCHING
Abdul Jamil Urfi
Pages: 214/ PB/2004
This book is not just about the bird watching as also the name suggests. It would acquaint birdwatchers, nature lovers & students of biodiversity with ecology, conservation issues, bird study principles, and above all the methods of observing & recording. This book is a departure from the conventional books as it is written in a light, easy to read style peppered with anecdotes.
Growing up to become a wildlife biologist Dr Johnsingh gained access to some of the most lush and remote forests in the world and began to record his observations carefully. Each of thirty-seven articles in this book is a journey into protected forests, some well known and others rarely accessed. Always a long walk is involved, a walk that picks up details that an untrained eye would easily miss. Close encounters with temperamental tuskers, protective elephant mothers, reclusive tigers, poachers, villagers, tribal communities and forest guards pepper these walks.
LATIN NAMES OF INDIAN
Pages: 505/ PB/2009
A quick reference guide, not only for serious ornithologists but also for amateur birdwatchers to understand the origin of Latin names of Indian birds.
THE INDIAN BLACKBUCK
Pages: 155/ HB/1989
This Book is about the blackbuck, pos- sible the most representative species of Indian subcontinent. Once abundant and then in danger of extinction, this handsome animal once roved our land form Himalayan foothills to Kanyakumari. Written by M.K.Ranjit Singh with deep interest and understanding of nature and great dedication for its conservation.
TEN THOUSAND MILES ON ELEPHANTS
Olive Smythies, in this extraordinary book begins by sharing her experiences in the breathtaking hills of Kumaon, She also takes us to majestically specta- cular landscape of Nepal where she spent seven long years along with her husband, than she takes us to Burma and afterward Brunei and Borneo where her son was a forest officer.
This book provides a delightful narrative of Stracey’s, in capturing, noosing and doctoring of elephants and hence provide an astute analysis of the animal for conservationists today. His concluding remarks It is up to man, the elephants friend throught the ages, to take decisive steps to ensure its preservation if this animal is not to face intolerable pressure for existence. Perhaps it is not too much to hope that the people and their leaders will repay the debt of thousands of years of trade in ``elephant gold’’ which has been wrung from this noble animal.
Pages: 59/ PB/--
This booklet is compilation of various article published in Sanctuary Asia magazine on Satpuda Landscape. This is a joint effort of Satpuda Foundation working to protect Satpuda Landscape & Sanctuary Asia.
THE ASIAN ELEPHANT
Pages: 310/ HB/2009
The book presents a review of the past and present status of the elephant & the problems that the elephant faces in its fight for survival. It provides full account of the natural history of the Indian elephant.
TIGER AND OTHER GAME
Colonel A. Stewart
These shikar notes were written during one hot weather in India. These are actual experiences of a ``jungle foot slogger’’ who, with limited means, has always run his show, been his own shikari in every detail, and learned the jungles from his own experience and study
THE DEER AND THE TIGER
George Schaller a doyen of nature writers and one of the leading wildlife biologists. ``The Deer & The Tiger’’ was written during his earliest quest for nature’s secret. The book is the result of the study of ecology and behavior of the major hoofed animal of Kanha and the life history of tiger.
SEASHORE LIFE OF INDIA
Pages: 69/ PB/2008
Price: Rs. 145
Covering everything from sponges to crabs, birds, and algae, Seashore Life of India introduces us to the plant and animal life along India’s coastline. A colour section shows these creatures in their natural habitat, and the Introduction and glossary provide interesting additional information.
STRANGELY LIKE WAR
Gourge Draffan /
Pages: 185/ PB/2005
The forests, our sacred mothers, our teachers of peace and security, are themselves becoming the victims of war. It is a war unleashed by the violence of the monoculture of mind, which reduces nature to tar material, life to a commodity, diversity to a threat, and views destruction as ``progress.’’ In Strangely like War, Derrick Jensen and George Draffan open our eyes to the terrorist assault on our living guardians and the destruction of our real security.
PLANNING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN PROTECtED AREAS AND MANAGED LANDSCPAE -a guide
Vishwas B. Sawarkar
Over the past three decades Protected Area Management in India has come to be driven by scientific wildlife management plans. Slowly at first, later as a mandatory process. Such conservation efforts cannot be sustained without long-term vision, direction and quality. The guide answers the need by providing the essential planning framework, procedures, and processes. The guide is written for planners, wildlife managers, trainers, educationists and those who are simply interested in wildlife.
WAITING FOR JISTICE
This book is from one of the three petitioners to the CEC in the case of Niyamgiri mining by Vedanta. It provides in detail how giving Niyamgiri to Vedanta will destroy the ecology of the region.
THE BOOK OF INDIAN TREES
All you wanted to know about trees. More than 150 species of the indigenous trees of India and rest of the subcontinent are described and illustrated.
FISH CURRY AND RICE
This book is everything about Goa’s environment, life, culture, traditions, and people. A complete revised and updated edition.
BIRDS IN BOOKS
Pages 865 / HB/2010
The history of South Asian Ornithology spans three centuries and records over 1200 species of birds. This is a passionate work of hundreds of amateur and professional ornithologists. The popular as well as scientific documentation of this region’s avifauna is prodigious. For the first time, this vast body of work is brought together here, in this detailed, meticulously researched and annotated bibliography with over 1700 books listed in it.
COMMON INDIAN WILD FLOWER
240 species of the most interesting species of wild flowers have been illustrated and described with
photographs in this field guide.
THE BOOK OF TREES
Menka Gandhi /
This book of trees is every thing about trees. This book contains fantastic stories about trees collected from across the planet, discuss the significance of trees for alleviating hunger and cooling the earth, document the most important tree species of our planet and include a practical chapter on the raising and breeding of trees.
THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO
Lt. Colonel J.H.Patterson
One of the first works on the subject of man eating lions by someone with firsthand experience. It details series of attacks on the Indian workers building Mombasa to Uganda railway in 1898-99. Wrote in 1907, the book is a literary classic & most extraordinary account of man-eating animals ever recorded.
GOA SWEET LAND OF MINE
Claude Alvares / Goa Foundation
The iron ore mines of Goa have been implicated in the destruction of irrepla- ceable forests, degradation agricultural fields, pollution of water bodies and rivers and sedimentation of the Mandovi and Zuari estuarine ecosystems. This can not be achieved without the collusion of Government. The MoEF simply joined Goa’s mining mafia as its closest friend. As a result of this unholy union, the worst environmental assault on the state of Goa’s ecologically fragile areas was legitimized and regularized by the Ministry. Here is the story. See it with your own eyes and weep. Then see if you can do your bit to bring this Ministry of its senses before the fate of Goa (and its people) transcends all hope.
WILD ANIMALS IN
A.A. Dunbar Brander
This book was first published in 1923. Even today it remains a classic on wildlife in India. It gives meticulous account of Sloth bear, Tiger, Leopard and many more found in Central India.
THE WAY OF THE TIGER
K. Ullas Karanth
The way of the Tiger is an outstanding primer; it is scientist’s explanation – to a popular audience – of the natural history & conservation of one of the planets most charismatic species – THE TIGER. This is an essential reading for those who want to know about the tiger and its conservation.
THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS
Frank S. Smythe
Price: Rs. 295
This book is an absorbing account of Valley of Flowers – its glory, peace and mysterious beauty. With maps and colour photographs, this is the most authentic account of Valley of Flowers. Along with the valley, Smythe also presents the gripping story of his encounter and pursuit of the abominable snowman, and paints a vivid picture of the brave porters who accompanied him, the people he met on his travels, places around the valley and his own conquests and attempts at Himalaya peaks.
IN THE GRIP OF JUNGLES
George Hogan Knowles
The author traveled extensively across India and was passionate about its flora and fauna. Several stories in this book are set in the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan regions, offering a reservoir of useful information about the richness of the terrain in those days.
THE WILD ANIMALS OF INDIA BURMA MALAYA AND TIBET
Pages: 426/ HB/2005
A bible on the study of the wild animals in India and the neighboring countries. The book follows a remarkable and commendable accuracy on dealing information on several species, their history, distribution and habitat.
Pages: 196/ PB/2005
Price: Rs. 195
Survival strategy is a highly readable update of the spectacular evolutionary productions of animal behaviour. The author a leading contributor to the subject, ranges smoothly from the natural history tothe genetic basis of the many phenomena that have surfaced during the past two decades.
THE SNOW LEOPARD
In 1973 Peter Mattheissen journeyed with George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in Himalayas to study the blue ship called bharal. Being a student of Zen Buddhism for him this was as much an inner journey. He succeeded well in blending the spiritual with the earthly and his book is an evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people.
THE BOOK OF INDIAN ANIMALS
Pages: 345/ HB/2005
Delve into the world of Indian animals all the best known mammals of India are described and illustrated in this book. Get to know all about their habitats, distinctive characteristics, distribution & other features compiled by S H Prater from different sources , this book particularly draws on the first hand observations of naturalists who have contributed to the Journal of the BNHS. This book contains 28 full colour plates drawn by the distinguished artist M Paul Barruel, depicting 141 species at animals, and 41 monochrome plates.
A TRUNK FULL OF TALES
Dhriti K. Lahiri Choudhary
The author grew up with elephants and most of his wisdom in this crucial subject came from hearing stories about private lives of elephants (of which his family owned seventeen). Over seventy years he traveled to forests in tracking elephants. This book in the best tradition of writing about animals, a wildlife memoir peppered with anecdotes, shot through with humour and irony, perfectly combining
story-telling and scholarship.
ZOO IN THE GARDEN
E. H. Aitken
Pages: 280/ HB/2005
ETA’s enchanting writings on natural history capture the drama in the lives of neighbors: frogs in our ponds: crows on our window sills: lizards behind our cupboards: and many others. His prose at once comic and poetic, captivated readers at the turn of the century in India.
THE COMMON BIRDS AND MAMMALS OF ANDHRAPRADESH
Pages: 161/ PB/2009
Exquisitely illustrated, this field guide to the common birds and mammals found in Andhra Pradesh describes 157 birds and 42 mammals that commonly occur in the state, with details of their characters, habits and habitat.
BIRDS AND PLANT REGENERATION
Pages: 81/ HB/2000
Disruption in the equilibrium of ecosystem has resulted in the serious problem of land degradation and desertification. The earth however has an extraordinary capacity for restoration and regeneration. Human efforts can contribute t restoring degraded land, but such efforts can not hope to succeed without the aid of natural agencies, including birds and animals. This book draws attention to role that birds play in the process of natural regeneration, and the contribution they make to the sustained productivity of our diverse ecosystems.