ISBN 9789384067397,Jungle Folk : Indian Natural History Sketches

Jungle Folk : Indian Natural History Sketches


Douglas Dewar


Aleph Book Company



Aleph Book Company

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789384067397

ISBN-10 9384067393


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Birds & birdwatching

An Eye-Opening, Intriguing And Original Account Of Indian Birds.
'You Will Find No Lack Of Superlatives Among Our Indian Birds Writes Douglas Dewar In This Superb And Idiosyncratic Book About Some Of The Most Interesting Birds To Be Found In The Country. From The Common Crow, Splendid In Sagacity, Resource, Adaptiveness, Boldness, Cunning And Depravity - A Machiavelli, A Shakespeare Among Birds, A Super-Bird To The Scavenger Vulture, The Ugliest Bird In The World, Wagtails Who Dress Most Tastefully, Mad Babblers, Upright Cuckoos, The Night Heron Which Only Sleeps When It Has Nothing Better To Do, Hawks The Bandits Of The Air, The Drongo, Who Is The Embodiment Of Pluck And Dozens Of Other Species, Well-Known And Rare, Jungle Folk Will Make You See Our Birds In New And Arresting Ways. In His Closely Observed Sketches, The Legendary Naturalist Explores In Detail Every Significant Element Of The Bird In Question Including Anatomy, Physiology, Behaviour, Lifestyle And Habitat. Intended For The Amateur Naturalist As Well As The Serious Ornithologist, This Is An Eye-Opening, Intriguing And Original Account Of Indian Birds.

Praise For The Book

This Practical And Useful Work. Familiarity With These Pages Would Enable The Average Man In A Few Weeks To Know All The Birds He Meets In An Indian Station. - Pall Mall Gazette
Mr Dewar Is A Careful Guide, Already Known As A Careful Observer And Entertaining Chronicler Of The Ways Of Indian Birds. - Athenaeum
We Can Thoroughly Recommend This Book To All Not Versed In Ornithology And Who Wish To Know Our Birds Without Having To Kill Them. - Indian Field

About The Author

Douglas Dewar Was A British Civil Servant And Ornithologist Who Wrote More Than Twenty Books On The Birds Of India, The Himalayas And Kashmir. He Wrote Widely In Newspapers Such As The Madras Mail, Pioneer, Times Of India And Periodicals Such As The Civil And Military Gazette And Bird Notes.