Natural History and the Indian Army (Bombay Natural History Society)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198064503: Natural History and the Indian Army (Bombay Natural History Society)

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Daniel
ISBN 10: 0198064500 ISBN 13: 9780198064503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PRIORITY BOOKS
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Item, Fast Shipping. Ready in Stock., BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Note:***WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN BULK ORDERS.***. Bookseller Inventory # 316054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Daniel
ISBN 10: 0198064500 ISBN 13: 9780198064503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Nick Book House
(Fresno, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book, Ready to ship. Bookseller Inventory # 10854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by OUP India (2009)
ISBN 10: 0198064500 ISBN 13: 9780198064503
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP India, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198064500

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 87.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jivanayakam Daniel
Published by Oxford Higher Education (2009)
ISBN 10: 0198064500 ISBN 13: 9780198064503
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Higher Education, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0198064500

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds