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Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent: Where to Watch Mammals in India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Sri Lanka and Pakistan Asia Bangladesh K. K. Gurung Academic Press 1st edition


12th January 2013 History Books 0 Comments

* An authoritative and beautifully illustrated field guide to the larger mammals of the Indian subcontinent.
* Includes almost all the species that can be identified in the field easily.
* Concise descriptions of each species, including identification, habitat, range, behaviour, diet, breeding, status, and similar species.
* Describes and maps all the finest national parks and protected areas in the subcontinent, specially chosen for superior mammal watching.
* Tracks of a selection of mammals to aid their identification in the field.

K.K. Gurung has a keen interest in the mammals of the Indian subcontinent and is the author of Heart of the Jungle, the definitive book on the wildlife of Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

Raj Singh has led natural history tours in the Indian subcontinent since the mid 1970s and is a regular visitor to its natural parks. He is the author of Bird and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park.

Key Features
* The only current guide to mammals of the region
* Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered
* Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification
* Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each
* An authoritative and beautifully illustrated field guide to the larger mammals of the Indian subcontinent.
* Includes almost all the species that can be identified in the field easily.
* Concise descriptions of each species, including identification, habitat, range, behaviour, diet, breeding, status, and similar species.
* Describes and maps all the finest national parks and protected areas in the subcontinent, specially chosen for superior mammal watching.
* Tracks of a selection of mammals to aid their identification in the field

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent: Where to Watch Mammals in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan (Natural World)

Mammals of India

This slim volume by Menon (executive director, Wildlife Trust of India) contains an extraordinary amount of information. Intended as a field guide for the nonprofessional, it fulfills that role well. — Choice

This is an excellent and much needed modern guide. It might not be detailed enough for a serious researcher, but it is great for the visitor. It is easy to use, with a lot of quality information packed into a book that only measures 21.5 x 14 x 1 cms. . . . Buy the book and visit India soon. — Roy John, Canadian Field Naturalist

Mammals of India is . . . a useful introduction to the large variety of mammals inhabiting the Indian subcontinent and the waters around its shores. For first-time visitors it provides a taste of the mammalian fauna of the country and where specific animals might be expected to be found. I know of no other pocket guide that fills this niche. — James A. Matteoni, Discovery

The vast and beautiful Indian subcontinent is home to an incredibly rich diversity of mammals, including mighty tigers, elephants, and rhinos, as well as primates, pandas, hyenas, and many more. Mammals of India is the most comprehensive and field-ready illustrated guide to Indian mammals available. It covers 400 species–virtually every mammal known to exist in India–and includes more than 350 full-color photographs as well as 85 color distribution maps for easy reference to India’s largest and most majestic species. The detailed text, written by one of India’s leading wildlife authorities, describes key identification features, biometrics, behavior, and status. There’s also an invaluable section on similar species for hard-to-identify mammals such as bats and rodents. This durable and user-friendly photographic guide is designed especially for use in the field, but it’s also the ideal book for armchair adventurers.

Covers 400 species–virtually every mammal known to exist in India
Includes more than 350 color photographs
Provides an authoritative text describing key identification features and more
Features 85 color distribution maps
Designed especially for field use

Mammals of India (Princeton Field Guides)










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