Animal Diversity: Natural History and Conservation Vol. 1

by Varma, Anil K. & Vijay Kumar Gupta

ISBN: 9789352221424
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 16995.00
Biblio : xv+480p.,col. plts.,figs.,ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. V.K. Gupta is Deputy Director and Head, Central Animal Faculty, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), Jammu (India).<br/>Dr. Anil K. Verma is Professor and Head, Govt. Degree College, Rajouri, Jammu (India).

About The Book

The present book “Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation Vol. 1” comprises the vast body of research on the subject and includes twenty four original research and review chapters written by eminent scientists and researchers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Portugal and USA. The volume-1 has been written in a lucid and easy to understand language dealing elaborately and includes a wide range of topics having a direct bearing on animal diversity and conservation. The book provides diversified information regarding diversity of spider fauna, aquatic hemipterans, soil micro-arthropods, polychaetes, prawns and also the fish fauna on one hand besides focusing on molecular markers for the analysis of genetic biodiversity with special reference to Indian fish fauna. Chapters on pollinator biodiversity and their conservation, conservation status of flying mammals, gaur, adjutant storks, saltwater crocodiles and the conservation issues of elephants in ancient India will attract attention of the readers. Avifaunal status of wildlife reservoir in Nepal, aquatic avifauna of Aravali hills and the faunal diversity in the Rasik Beel Wetland Complex are the other notable contributions. An exhaustive subject index has been appended to the text, making reference hunting easier. The book will be a landmark and shall hopefully be very useful for those workers and planners who are involved in the studies related to the diversified animals and also throw light on their present status in the context the threats and need for their future conservation.