ISBN 9788129130907,India's Parliamentary Democracy On Trial

India's Parliamentary Democracy On Trial


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129130907

ISBN-10 8129130904


Language (English)

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In This Book, Peter Smetacek Invites Us Into The Fascinating World Of Butterflies. We Accompany Him On Expeditions Deep Into The Mountains Of The Himalaya, High Desert Landscapes Of Ladakh, Leopard And Bear-Infested Forests Of Kumaon, Scenic Meadows Of Garhwal, And All Manner Of Other Habitats, As He Attempts To Capture Rare And Interesting Species An All-Black Butterfly That Hasnt Been Spotted For Over A Century, Drunken Moths That Behave No Differently From Their Human Counterparts When They Are Tipsy, High-Elevation Butterflies That Sail Over Mountain Peaks, And Caterpillars That Are Worth More Than Their Weight In Gold. Along The Way, In Prose That Is Lucid, Witty And Always Entertaining, He Illuminates For The Reader The Mysterious World Of The Elusive Insects He Has Spent A Lifetime With, And Explain Why The Well-Being Of Butterflies Is Of Vital Importance To Us All. About The Author Peter Smetacek An Authority On Indian Butterflies And Moths, Has Published Sixty Papers On Them And Has Described A Dozen New To Science. He Pioneered The Use Of Lepidoptera As Indicators Of Climate Change With A Paper Published In 1994. He Lives With His Wife And Two Children In Bhimtal, Where He Runs The Butterfly Research Centre.