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Handbook Of The Mammals Of South Asia, With Special Emphasis On India, Bhutan And Bangladesh

October 2010: The authors have put together vital information that would be useful to researchers, teachers and keen wildlifers. The purpose of the book, say the authors, is to: “present a thorough account of the heritage of mammal diversity in India and its adjoining areas.”

 

Chapters have been arranged by Insectivora, Scandentia, Chiroptera, Primates, Carnivora, Cetacea, Sirenia, Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, Pholidota, Rodentia, Lagomorpha, and, believe it or not, the last one is devoted to ‘Hypothetical Animals’, basically the Yeti (known as mih-the by some locals!). By way of explanation the authors write: “The question remains, have we lost another important species of the higher Himalaya without knowing it at all.” Possibly to make it abundantly clear that he does not subscribe to any such possibility, Bahuguna adds: “I visited all areas of Darjeeling and interacted with local people. But I was never informed about such a species.” A useful book for researchers and writers.

 

Handbook Of The Mammals Of South Asia, With Special Emphasis On India, Bhutan And Bangladesh
By N.C. Bahuguna and Jayanta K. Mallick,
Published by Natraj Publishers,
Hard cover, 541 black and white pages, plus 30 colour plates, Price: Rs. 699/-

 
 
 

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