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Sunderbans: The Mystic Mangrove

Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (Author) Pradeep Vyas (Author)
Synopsis The Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove expanse, are nothing less than a hub for naturalists and scientists--a paradise for nature and wildlife photographers and a wonderland for tourists from all over the world. With a unique eco-system, two high tides and two low tides each day, this terrain is very difficult to negotiate, both for man and animal. Here the tiger strives hard to catch its prey while the deer is equally vigilant to defend itself from the predator. In such typical natural conditions, all animals have learnt to adapt to the environment. Here, man learns to co-exist with nature--despite all adversities.  Numerous references to the Sunderbans have been found in ancient Hindu literature such as the Upanishads, and the epics--the Ramayana and the Mahabharata--reinforcing its uncanny aura of mysticism. Sunderbans: The Mystic Mangrove is a lavishly illustrated and vivid account of this paradise created by God, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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About the authors

Biswajit Roy Chowdhury

Biswajit Roy Chowdhury is an eminent conservationist and wildlife photographer. He is the Secretary of the Nature Environment and Wildlife Society and editor of the wildlife magazine Environ. His earlier publications include: Natural Wonders of India and Nepal, Indian Wildlife and Sanctuaries, Pictorial Field Guide of Birds of West Bengal Wetlands and Water Birds of West Bengal.

Pradeep Vyas

Pradeep Vyas has worked for over twelve years in wildlife areas, five of which he has spent in Project Tiger areas like Buxa Tiger Reserve and Sunderbans Tiger Reserve. He has vast experience in the management of the Indian Sunderbans and of the Indian tiger in his role as Conservator of Forests and Field Director of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sunderbans: The Mystic Mangrove
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.04.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189738135
length 120p., Illustrations.