Birds of India: A Literary Anthology
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Birds of India: A Literary Anthology

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ISBN-13:
9780198069393
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
385
Autor:
Abdul Jamil Urfi
Gewicht:
399 g
Format:
213x137x23 mm
Serie:
Oxford India Paperbacks
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
PREFACE / INTRODUCTION ; BIRDS AND THE HUMAN MINDSCAPE ; BIRDS IN THE WRITER'S IMAGINATION ; THE HERON THAT LIKED CRAB-MEAT ; THE SHREWD OLD GANDER ; RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI AND DARZEE ; THE COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO ; HOW THE HOOPOE GOT ITS CREST ; DELIGHTFUL DISTRACTIONS ; THE QUAIL AND THE HAWK ; THE STORY OF A PAIR OF CRANES ; SHER SINGH SHOOTS A CRANE ; IN PRAISE OF THE INDIAN CROW ; SPARROWS OF AHMAD NAGAR FORT PRISON ; NIGHTJAR EGGS ; RESCUING A FLEDGELING ; DELIGHTFUL DISTRACTIONS ; CASTAWAY WITH BIRDS ; FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN ; 'FOREWORD' TO THE WILDLIFE OF INDIA ; SPORT, ENTERTAINMENT, AND FALCONRY ; HUNTING AND SPORT ; HUNTING AT BINDUKHERA ; BIRD HOLOCAUSTS AT BHARATPUR ; HUNTING WITH THE SHEIKHS ; ENTERTAINMENT ; PARROT ; BIRD-FIGHTING AND PIGEON-FLYING IN LUCKNOW ; PETER AND HIS RELATIONS ; PARTRIDGE FIGHT IN DELHI ; FALCONS AND FALCONRY ; FALCONS OF INDIA ; FALCONRY FLIGHTS ; NATURALISTS ON THE PROWL ; THE COMMON BIRDS OF BOMBAY ; BIRD NESTING ; THE GREAT HIMALAYAN BARBET ; THE SPOTTED FORKTAIL ; A SOUTH INDIAN HERONRY ; EDIBLE BIRDS' NESTS ; THE COMMON HAWK-CUCKOO OR BRAIN-FEVER BIRD ; THE FLIGHT OF EAGLES ; NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE ; BIRDS OF HINDUSTAN ; KOEL ; A QUAIL WITH A SPUR ; WINDPIPES OF BUSTARD AND CRANE ; CLOSE OBSERVATIONS ON BUSTARDS ; THE NESTING CRANES ; THE SNOW-WREATH OR SIBERIAN CRANE ; THE PINK-HEADED DUCK ; THE MUTE SWAN ; ECONOMIC ORNITHOLOGY ; SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO RUN A BIRD SURVEY ; THE NON-VIOLENT SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF BIRDS ; BIRDWATCHING AND BEYOND ; STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SUNDAY MORNING ; THE NESTING OF BAYA ; A VISIT TO THE FLAMINGOS IN THE GREAT RANN OF KUTCH ; GREEN PARAKEETS IN A DELHI GARDEN ; THE BREEDING BIRDS OF BHARATPUR ; NOTES FROM MADRAS ; POET, LOVER, BIRDWATCHER ; AN EVENING AT PASHAN LAKE, POONA ; A DAY'S WORTH OF DELHI BIRDS ; THE COURTSHIP OF STORKS ; ORNITHOLOGY IN BANDIPUR ; SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE APPARENT DECREASE IN NUMBERS OF THE BLUE JAY ; THE PAIR BESIDE THE LAKE ; THE GREATER ADJUTANT STORK ; CRANES OF HANLEY ; RARE BIRD OF THE MOUNTAINS ; THE HAFLONG PHENOMENON ; MISTY BINOCULARS AND OTHER STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL AMONG BIRDWATCHERS ; PERSONALITIES AND CONTROVERSIES ; REMEMBERING SALIM ALI ; REMEMBERING SALIM ALI ; THE EMPEE SAAR IN ANDHRA PRADESH ; SALIM ALI ON OTHERS ; COLONEL MEINERTZHAGEN ; REVEALING EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARIES OF COLONEL RICHARD MEINERTZHAGEN, D.S.O. ; EDWARD PRITCHARD GEE ; THE MAHARAJA OF KUTCH ; CONTROVERSIES ; ARE WARBLERS LESS IMPORTANT THAN TIGERS? ; THE BIRD RINGING CONTROVERSY ; COMMON ENGLISH NAMES OF THE BIRDS OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT ; FOREST OWLET THOUGHT TO BE EXTINCT IS SPOTTED ANEW AFTER 113 YEARS ; SOURCES / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / FURTHER READING
Taking a new look at natural history writings in India, this anthology brings together some of the best writings on the role of birds in human life-from religion to entertainment, mythology to science, superstition to wisdom.