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Encyclopaedia of Indian Wild Life Sanctuaries and National Parks

S K Tiwari (Author)
Synopsis The Encyclopaedia of Indian Wild Life Sanctuaries and national parks introduces over 300 protected areas of India. It describes the variety of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries created in desert, snow clad mountains, swamps and the vast tablelands. India has almost all types of habitats well preserved for a variety of flora and fauna. Its national parks and the Sanctuaries are the only ones, in the world to preserve the magnificient tiger and the majestic lion, the mighty rhino and the giant tusker. For specialists these national parks and Sanctuaries are heaven to study the hundreds of species of migrant and local birds, innumerable species of plants and numerous varieties of other smaller animals. The encyclopaedia gives a glimpse of Indian Wildlife to the scientists and laymen alike.
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About the author

S K Tiwari

Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books "Readings in Indian Zoogeography" "Zoogeography of India and South East Asia" and "Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians" are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. "The Rajgond" his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Indian Wild Life Sanctuaries and National Parks
Author S K Tiwari
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8174884335
length xvi+255p.; Maps; 25cm.