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Wildlife Of The Himalayas And The Terai Region

June 2012: The Bombay Natural History Society, more than any other organisation in India, has gifted this nation with a categorised, archival record of the natural wealth of the Indian subcontinent, which serves as baseline data to help us know how to chart our future conservation path.

The Politics Of Climate Change And The Global Crisis – Mortgaging Our Future

April 2012: Sanctuary’s February cover story, fittingly titled ‘Equity, Ecology and Economics, on the Descent of the Ministry of Environment and Forests’, provides a fanfare for Praful Bidwai’s new book and plunges to the very heart of his thesis: that when the vexed politics surrounding climate change are peeled away, those steering this country’s fate and…

Field Guide To The Marine Life Of India

February 2012: In a country dominated by bird, mammal and insect and even tree guides, the arrival of an illustrated field guide to the marine life of India must be celebrated.

India’s Environmental History

December 2011: Edited by Mahesh Rangarajan, Professor of Modern Indian History, Delhi University and Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and K. Sivaramakrishnan, Professor of Anthropology, and Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration And The End Of Nature Deficit Disorder

August 2011: What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology? How can each of us help create that life-enhancing world, not only in a hypothetical future, but right now, for our families and for ourselves?  - Richard Louv.

Me… Jane

June 2011: Since Jane Goodall’s passion for animals began in early childhood, what better audience to create a pictorial biography of her than for very young children? What a beautiful, heart-stirring book!

The Greatest Shown On Earth

June 2011: “The Archbishop of Canterbury has no problem with evolution, nor does the Pope (give or take a wobble over the precise palaeontological juncture when the human soul was injected), nor do educated priests and professors of theology.  This is a book about the positive evidence that evolution is a fact.”

The Tiger: A True Story Of Vengeance And Survival

April 2011: The Tiger, as its title claims, is a true and gripping story of a man-eater in Primorye, Russia that not only consumed its human prey, but hunted an individual poacher with motive and intent. The author’s scope is hugely ambitious and he succeeds in putting the reader within the mind, and yes, feelings, of both man and beast. In doing so, Vaillant makes the tiger…

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations

April 2011: One of the simplest truths of life on Earth is that everything Homo sapiens is, achieves, and produces, is a gift of the natural world. A second truth is that modern economies systematically fail to recognise the first one. The combination of the first and second truths is driving our planet and every species on it to the edge of a precipice.

The Goan Jungle Book

February 2011: A small, unobtrusive book, The Goan Jungle Book nevertheless  provides a wealth of information on a rich biodiversity section of the Western Ghats in Goa that is little known and even less appreciated. Though Goa is blessed with mega fauna including the tiger, leopard, wild dog and gaur, the author has very intentionally chosen to focus his attention on the…

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