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The Song Of The Magpie Robin

Cara Tejpal reviews Zafar Futehally’s memoir, The Song of the Magpie Robin.

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth?

Jennifer Scarlott reviews Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman.

Birds Of Goa

Bittu Sahgal reviews Birds of Goa by Heinz Lainer and Rahul Alvares.

Jungle Trees Of Central India

A FIELD GUIDE FOR TREE SPOTTERS

Bittu Sahgal reviews Jungle Trees of Central India by Pradip Krishen.

Jaguar: One Man’s Struggle To Establish The World’s First Jaguar Preserve

During the summers of 2012 and 2013, I worked as an intern in a beautiful office in midtown Manhattan. With a stunning view of Bryant Park and unusual decorations, this is no ordinary office. The bookshelves are lined with scientific papers and books on topics ranging from saving wild tigers in Myanmar to field guides of carnivores.

Environment And Society – The India Challenge

A review of Environment & Society – The India Challenge, a festschrift for Prof. M.K Prasad.

Tripwire For A Tiger

“Surely, looking at the photographs, one can half-close one’s eyes and see, not photographs, but real scenes. One can feel again the warm air and hear the hum of the insects; one can see the shifting sunlight as the mid-day breeze stirs the leaves and throws the tiger into alternate light and shade; and, lastly, one can see the living, breathing tiger as he lies, and yet have no final vision of the magnificent…

Rani Bagh 150 Years – Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan And Zoo

Rani Bagh 150 Years is so much more than a coffee table book. It is a historical record, natural history display book, citizens’ campaign dossier and loving tribute, all rolled into one. The thick-papered, glossy pages reveal a fascinating story of one garden’s journey through time, and its relationship with the city of Mumbai.

The Social Conquest Of Earth

Often described as Charles Darwin’s living heir, E.O. Wilson is an original thinker whose assessment of the human impact on the biosphere will probably be remembered as a defining narrative of the future history of the planet.

An Extract from Exotic Aliens – The Lion and Cheetah in India

An astounding postulation by Valmik Thapar – that both lions and cheetahs may have been imported from Africa and might never have been native to India – throws consternation into the ranks of conservation historians. This ‘teaser’ merely states the postulation.

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