Salim Ali for Schools (A Children's Biography)

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Back of the Book If you are around ten years old and dream of trekking through marshes and mountains, tracking birds, elephants and tigers, this is where you will find out how to chase that dream. Salim Ali, the Birdman of India, is one of the world's most famous naturalists. He made many discoveries about Indian birds and wrote the Book of Indian Birds, which has become a classic. He fought for the preservation of many important forests, including the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and S...

Back of the Book

If you are around ten years old and dream of trekking through marshes and mountains, tracking birds, elephants and tigers, this is where you will find out how to chase that dream. Salim Ali, the Birdman of India, is one of the world's most famous naturalists. He made many discoveries about Indian birds and wrote the Book of Indian Birds, which has become a classic. He fought for the preservation of many important forests, including the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Silent Valley. He had amazing adventures and met wonderful people. This is the story of his life, told by his grand-niece.

It all began with a little yellow sparrow in his backyard which young Salim found, once upon a time.

Zai Whitaker is a writer and teacher. She is the principal of Abacus Montessori School, Chennai. She is also part of a project that helps the Irula adivasis of Tamilnadu. He other books include Up the Ghat, Snakeman, Andamans Boy, Croc Fever and Kali and the Rat Snake. She has two sons called Nikhil and Samir, and a dog called Rosie.

 

CONTENTS
Chapter One  
A Well-Dressed Sparrow 1
Chapter Two  
Business in Burma 10
Chapter Three  
Tehmina, An Extraordinary Partner 16
Chapter Four  
Lucky Misfortune 23
Chapter Five  
A Bird in the Hand 33
Chapter Six  
Kerala: Favourite State 45
Chapter Seven  
Salim's Adventures 52
Chapter Eight  
Friends and Foes 62
Chapter Nine  
The Magic Ring 74
Chapter Ten  
A Rare Species of Uncle 83
Birds and Us 91

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Item Code: IDI501 Author: Zai Whitaker Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2003 Publisher: Permanent Black ISBN: 8178240580 Size: 8.5" X 5.5 Pages: 98 (B & E Illus: 9, Figure with Illus:)
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