Author: Ashok Kothari
Editor(s): Ashok Kothari / Boman Chhapgar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195677285
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 of vivid picture of India’s rich flora and fauna, in urgent need of protection today. Painting, mostly of birds, and lithographs and sketches of animals and trees, scenery and monuments, many of which are recognized as classics of their type, are mainly the work of eminent European wildlife artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
In a substantial section at the end of the book, gleanings from the miscellaneous notes section of early issues of the Journal of the BNHS provide lively snippets of information on species as wide-ranging as red ants, mongoose, monitor lizard, python, cobra, cheetah, and darter. With the descriptive text and stunning visuals, this volume, like its predecessor Salim Ali’s India, will be a prized possession for anyone with an interest in India and its natural history.
The Founders of the Bombay Natural History Society
Selection form Book, Journals, and Gazetteers
Gleanings from Miscellaneous Notes in the JBNHS