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The Fall of a Sparrow: An Autobiography

Salim Ali

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ISBN 10: 0195621271 / ISBN 13: 9780195621273
Published by Oxford University Press, 2014
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In this engaging autobiography, India`s greatest ornithologist Salim Ali recounts his exciting experiences in the outdoors and chronicles his unusual love of birds. Eighty-seven at the time of writing and an internationally renowned figure, he vividly describes expeditions to almost every part of the subcontinent, including the old Princely States, Burma, Sikkim, Tibet, Bhutan and Afghanistan. As he tells of his life as motorcyclist, timber merchant, scientist, author and decorated celebrity, a picture also emerges of pre-independent India, of Maharajas and colonial administration Printed Pages: 342. Bookseller Inventory # 16135

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Title: The Fall of a Sparrow: An Autobiography

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

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In this engaging autobiography, India's greatest ornithologist Salim Ali recounts his exciting experiences in the outdoors and chronicles his unusual love of birds. Eighty-seven at the time of writing and an internationally renowned figure, he vividly describes expeditions to almost every part of the subcontinent, including the old Princely States, Burma, Sikkim, Tibet, Bhutan and Afghanistan. As he tells of his life as motorcyclist, timber merchant, scientist, author and decorated celebrity, a picture also emerges of pre-independent India, of Maharajas and colonial administration.

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This is the autobiography of a celebrated ornithologist, the late Salim Ali. Looking back at the age of eighty-seven, the author narrates a story which is packed with adventure in the outdoors. He traces his earliest fascination for birds to the time that he first shot a Yellowthroated Sparrow and had it identified at the office of the Bombay Natural History Society, several years before World War l.

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