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The Asian Elephant: A Natural History

J.C. Daniel (Author)

The Asian Elephant has a remarkable association with man in India, as a part of the country's religious and cultural heritage. Curiously enough, scientific enquiry into the ecology of the elephant in India was not undertaken till the late 1970s, despite it being a significant part of human history from time immemorial. However, considerable information on the natural history of the Asian elephant, previously published has been collated in this book. The book also presents a review of the past and present status of the elephant and the problems that the elephant faces in its fight for survival. The elephant is an integral figure of the religious ethos of the sub-continent, and one hopes it will not be sacrificed in the search for a better lifestyle for the people of the region.

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About the author

J.C. Daniel

J.C. Daniel was the Curator/Director of the Bombay Natural History Society for over thirty years and continues to be the Executive Editor of the Society's Journal. He was a member of the Steering Committee and Regional Representative of the Indian Board for Wildlife, Govt. of India; a Vice-Chairman of the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union; Chairman of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group and member of the Marine Turtle and Crocodile Specialist groups (SSC-WCU). He was a member of the Governing Council of the Wildlife Institute of India and of the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. He is an Honorary Member and a member of the Executive Committee of the Bombay Natural History Society (and is presently its Honorary Secretary). He was given the Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit by the IUCN in 1988, Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puruskar for 1997 by Govt. of India and the ABN Amro Millennium Sanctuary Award for Lifetime Service to Conservation. He has compiled books on the natural history of the Leopard, Elephant and the Tiger.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Asian Elephant: A Natural History
Author J.C. Daniel
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.04.2009
Edition Reprint
Publisher Natraj Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8185019738, 9788185019734
length iv+306p., Tables; References; B/w Plates; Colour Plates; 25cm.