Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wildlife of the Himalayas

'After four successful and highly popular Coffee Table Books, we have launched the fifth in the series – “Wild Life of the Himalayas and the Terai Region”, edited by Dr Ashok S. Kothari  and Dr Boman F. Chhapgar. This is a collector’s item with rare old paintings and photos of wildlife and interesting articles from the British period on the rich wildlife of the Himalayan region. The book was released in New Delhi on 28th March 2012 and in Mumbai on 29th March 2012. The 215-page book with 70 full size plates and many smaller pictures is priced at Rs 1,250/- only. Moreover, the special pre-publication offer is as low as Rs 900/- for a limited period. Those who want to avail of this special price may contact Mr Santosh  Mhapsekar, Officer-Sales, BNHS on 022-22821811 at Hornbill House office in Mumbai. The book can also be delivered by post.'


BNHS releases 'Threatened Birds of India'

'It is the product of the commitment and dedication of its author, the rigorous science and action orientated approach of BNHS and the collective work of numerous contributing researchers, birdwatchers and photographers. The BirdLife International global partnership of conservation organisations in over 100 countries and territories worldwide, of which BNHS is the Indian Partner, has also played an important role. It is based on the most extensive and reliable database on priority sites and species, on the basis of consistent global standards, data which are crucial to setting priorities, to ensure that policy and action should always be informed by good science and good data.

The book will be of interest to researchers, students, professors, policy makers, bureaucrats, bird lovers, corporates, NGOs and the lay reader interested in the natural world in general, and birds in particular. Priced at Rs 3000, this 870-pages book printed on art paper, has a very attractive cover of Satyr Tragopan and includes 155 maps and 645 photos in colour.

For details, contact: BNHS, Hornbill House, opposite Lion Gate, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400091, India. Telephone: 91-22-22821811, Email: ' This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it