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Zoological Garden of Kolkata: Dedication of R.B. Sanyal

Dilip Mittra (Author) Prithvish Nag (Author)

The book is a detailed account of the establishment and development of the Zoological Garden in Kolkata, highlighting the contributions of some noted figures especially R. B. Sanyal who was closely associated with the zoological garden especially in its initial phase. Beginning with the proposal for the setting up of a zoo, the vision behind it and the choice of the site, it discusses its development in various phases: the initial phase, the transitional phase and the critical phase. It deals with the efforts of R. B. Sanyal who was involved in intense research work in the zoo and in his library. It details his scientific achievements especially his writings that throw vivid light on not only his preoccupation with the institution but also its course of development through the years.

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About the author

Prithvish Nag

Prithvish Nag, (b. 1951), M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., is the Director of the national Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of the Ministry of Science and technology, Government of India. He has been the President of the Indian National Cartographic Association, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information centre, Institute of Indian Geographers, Indian Institute of geomorpholists, Professor S.P. Chatterjee Memorial Foundation and Indian Geographical Foundation.

At the international Level, he was the Chairman of the International cartograqphic Association (ICA), Commission on Population Cartography, UN/PCGIAP Committee on Institutional Strengthening for Asia and the Pacific, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM), Working Group on data Standardization, and Full member of the International geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Population geography, and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on geographical Information System.

Dr. nag was the Visiting member of the Staff of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is an Author and editor of over 35 boos and 110 research papers. His well known books are geography of Indian and Digital remote sensing. Dr. nag was UN Consultant in cartography in the Sultanate of Oman and the Surveyor general of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Zoological Garden of Kolkata: Dedication of R.B. Sanyal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.11.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Bharati Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9789380550350
length ii+252p., v Pages of Plates; Illustrations; Maps; Some Colour; 25cm.