Natural History and the Indian Army (Bombay Natural History Society). N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This collection of articles by officers of the Indian Army records the contributions of the Army to natural history over a period of more than two hundred years. It builds on the premise that the study of the Indian subcontinent's natural history was more or less the exclusive preserve of these officers. Beginning with the fading years of the eighteenth century, the natural history-inclined officers of the Indian Army studied the flora and fauna, particularly the fauna, in their leisure hours and became experts on it. Their findings were recorded in various journals in the U.K., and after 1886 mainly in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. A valuable feature of this book is a pamphlet (the twenty-fifth article in the collection) sent to the Indian Government by the Army through the Society by Lieutenant Colonel Burton, which drew the attention of the former to the dire need to conserve the country's wildlife, and in due course saw the formation of the Indian Board for Wildlife. The book is thus a tribute to this remarkable aspect of the Indian Army which, apart from fighting in the field, fought a battle to conserve the country's wonderful and almost incomparable natural heritage spread over a zoogeographical area over thirty degrees of latitude encompassing almost every type of climate met with in the world.
Biografía del autor: Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel is a renowned Indian naturalist, and the author of several acclaimed books on birds, mammals, and reptiles. Baljit Singh is a retired Lieutenant General in the Indian Army.
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Descripción Oxford Higher Education, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198064500
Descripción OUP India, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198064500
Descripción Bombay Natural Hist Society, Mumbai, 2009. Hardbound. Estado de conservación: As New. New. Contents Foreword. 1. Exploration and documentation of Indian Natural History contributions by Indian Army Officers 1778 2002/Baljit Singh. 2. The Strychnine Tree Strychnos nux vomica (Linn.)/K.R. Kirtikar. 3. The Kathiawar lion/L.L. Fenton. 4. A history of shikar in India/R.W. Burton. 5. The golden tree snake/F. Wall. 6. Butterflies of India/W.H. Evans. 7. The panther as I have known him/A.H.E. Mosse. 8. Days and doings with my Bobbery pack/R.W. Burton. 9. On the hornbills of India and Burmah/S.R. Tickell. 10. A mahseer river of Southern India/R.W. Burton. 11. The stinging caterpillar (Euproctis icilia)/R.W.G. Hingston. 12. The Asian elephant/J.H. Williams OBE. 13. A popular treatise on the common Indian snakes (The Cobra)/Frank Wall. 14. A month in the Kazinag range/R.S.P. Bates. 15. Notes on Indian Hawkmoths/F.B. Scott. 16. On the banks of the Narmada/R.W. Burton. 17. The hunting leopard (Acionyx jubatus)/T.C. Jerdon. 18. The young of the hunting leopard/G.S. Rodon. 19. The Indian wild dog/R.W. Burton. 20. On mimicry in butterflies for protection/Charles Swinhoe. 21. Indian sheep dogs/Osborn. 22. Natural history of Deesa (N. Gujarat) The famine years/C.G. Nurse. 23. The tiger a natural history/R.G. Burton. 24. Birdwatching and photography/R.K. Gaur. 25. Wild life preservation India's vanishing asset/R.W. Burton. 260 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 75718