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Joy of Bird Watching

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Back of the book 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 aut...
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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.

About the Author

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.

Contents

 

  Credits ix
  Key to Pronunciation xv
  Acknowledgement xvii
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
9 Bibliography 265
10 Appendices  
I Same name in three or more Indian languages 267
II List of English names 271
III List of Hindi names 275
IV Glossary 279
V Organs and Limbs 287

 

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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
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