Underlining India’s rich tradition of love for nature and birds, the book deals with the complicated and technical subject of Ornithology in a style convenient for the general reader. With an endeavour to provide comprehensive information about various aspects of birds and bird watching and the integral place that they command in the Indian cultural life since the ancient times, the book also traces the origin of the names of some of the birds. Translated by the author himself from the original Hindi edition adding some new information, the book is likely to be of use for a wider segment of bird lovers.
Vishwa Mohan Tiwari (b. 1935), retired as Air Vice Marshal from Indian Air Force, is presently engaged as a full time writer, writing on variety of subjects viz; nature, literary criticism, travelogue, warfare technology etc both in Hindi and English. He is a recipient of some prestigious awards including Millennium Hindi Sewa Award by World Peace Council and Kirti Samman by Delhi Hindi Akademi.
|Key to Pronunciation||xv|
|1||Why and How of This Book||1|
|2||Nature and Birds||22|
|3||Birds: A Fount of Blessings||30|
|4||Brief History of Bird Watching||33|
|5||Organs of Birds||37|
|6||An Art Called Bird Watching||43|
|7||Index of Birds||55|
|8||Description of Birds||60|
|I||Same name in three or more Indian languages||267|
|II||List of English names||271|
|III||List of Hindi names||275|
|V||Organs and Limbs||287|
Item Code: NAE685 Author: Vishwa Mohan Tiwari Cover: Paperback Edition: 2005 Publisher: National Book Trust ISBN: 9788123737850 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 311 (Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 500 gms