Books

SINDHUBASHI

Sindhubashi is an exquisite display of natural world under the sea with special reference to the faunal assemblage in the coral islands of Indian seascape. This publication is an effort to familiarize the readers with the treasure in coral reefs, the variety of animal life vividly described with a view of naturalist and mind of explorer. Sometimes, these countless denizens in their mystique world of living compel us to revere nature for its uniqueness and tremendous diversity. It is most likely that the readers will enjoy and feel the earnest endeavor of the author in bringing out such documentation especially in vernacular medium. 

SINDHUBASHI

Author Name - Koushik
Publication Year - 2017
ISBN - 978-81-920616-8-9
Price - Rs 499



SAAP

The second edition of this book does a valuable service by introducing snakes in a simple and educational way, giving us the basic facts about them and providing a good clear photograph of more species. There are many false stories and rumours about snakes and snakebite and this book will hopefully help to dispel the common falsehoods about snakes and open people’s eyes to the beauty and innocence of these fascinating creatures. It also discuss about the basic ways of prevention from snake bite and study of snakes (Ophiology) in India.

SAAP

Author Name - Koushik
Publication Year - 2015
ISBN - 978-81-920616-7-2
Price - Rs 325



STANNOPAYEE

 "Stannopayee" is the first bengali field guide on the lives and history of Mammals, a special higher group of animals which includes human also. This new, concise and exclusive book on mammals document around  170 species in West Bengal with full coloured images taken from the original habitat of the respective species.  

Published in local language, the book is the first of its kind that will attract the avid readers for its lucid expression on every aspect of mamalian life with excellent images depicting the beauty of wild mammals by eminent lensmen from India and abroad.

STANNOPAYEE

Author Name - Koushik
Publication Year - 2014
ISBN - 978-81-920616-6-5
Price - Rs 555



MY TRYST WITH BIG CATS

This fascinating book not only describes various scientific research works but also tell us the life long experience of the author with renowned naturalist around the world like George Adamson, S. R. Choudhury, Billy Arjan Singh etc. The book also gives the adventurous life of the author in due course of time.

MY TRYST WITH BIG CATS

Author Name - R. L. Brahmachary
Publication Year - 2013
ISBN - 978-81-920616-5-8
Price - Rs 245



BIRDS OF KUMAON

This pictorial book learns more about the birds of Western Himalayas and the environment in which they thrive. All the relevent parameters are meticulously assorted to cater the needs of serious birders as well as newbie's intending to undertake bird watching activities in this area. Each photograph is accompanied with widely accepted with common English name, scientific name, approximate body length of the species from bill tip to tail tip, altitudinal range, habitat, activity schedule and most characteristics calls and songs. The activity schedule represented by various icons provides firsthand information and may assist in productive birding. The activity routine is carefully prepared with the empirical experiences gained from numerous field observations and discussions with the experts.

BIRDS OF KUMAON

Author Name - Sumit Das
Publication Year - 2012
ISBN - 978-81-920616-4-1
Price - Rs 875



ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

The fascinating subject of ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR or animal mind has been largely unappreciated in our country. Only at the end of 20th century this topic found its way in the Zoology syllabus in the University of Calcutta and over the last 20 - 25 years TV channels like National Geographic, Animal Planet etc, have attracted a crowd of viewers. Hopefully these would kindle the imagination of aspiring researchers. They may gain the impression that worthwhile work can be done in India on ethological and ecological topics and some of these could be as exciting as molecular biology (which requires very expensive laboratories) and can even gradually merge with the latter. Most readers of this book are likely to be graduate / post graduate students of Indian universities. Those who enjoy watching documentaries on the animal world in TV channels and / or are members of Nature clubs / Bird watching groups will also like courses on Animal Behaviour. They already know a lot of facts, only a little marshalling, putting things in order and learning to view the facts in a broader perspective are required and all that is likely to be a pleasant task for them.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Author Name - R.L.Brahmachary
Publication Year - 2011
ISBN - 978-81-920616-2-7
Price - Rs 325



A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO NON - HUMAN PRIMATES OF INDIA

This is a colourful pictorial guide for Indian Primates, which concisely describes all the 15 species occurring in India including their distribution, habit, habitat, morphology, sexual dimorphism, natural diet, endemicity, interspecific variation, population, conservation status and threat to survival. Other chapter includes general description on natural history of Primates. Classified under the same Natural Order as man, non-human primates, which include apes, monkeys, lemurs and langurs, have always excited manÂ’s interest. We human often fail to correlate the naturalness we inherit from our ancestors and hardly look at primates as our fellow members of the same biological fraternity. However in India, we have the traditional practices of sacrificing these poor creatures for various purposes and at the same time worshipping them as incarnation of A“God”.
 

A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO NON - HUMAN PRIMATES OF INDIA

Author Name - Sangita Mitra
Publication Year - 2011
ISBN - 978-81-920616-1-0
Price - Rs 695



SHIKARI PAKHI

SHIKARI PAKHI is first such colourful, pictorial, identification guide on predatory birds written in vernacular medium. The book documents around 30 species of predatory birds occurring in India with excellent photographs taken from the natural habitat of each species by the photographers showing great perseverance and skill. Every species is supported with a brief text about its name, size, nature, and pattern of call, natural diet, nesting pattern and conservation status. The lucid style of description of these varieties attracts the attention of many irrespective of any discipline and profession.

SHIKARI PAKHI

Author Name - Koushik
Publication Year - 2010
ISBN - 978-81-920616-0-3
Price - Rs 200