Because of its unique geographical location and divergent climatic conditions,
India has a huge variety of wildlife ó in fact, the second largest diversity
of life forms found in any single country of the world.
It is this richness of varied and fascinating fauna that is explored in
the book. The author and photographer have spent many years in the snow
ranges, the valleys, the deserts and jungles of India to gather a wealth
of material, including several thousand photographs. From this, they have
culled out a definitive and detailed account of the lifestyle and behavioural
pattern of a large variety of animals and birds. Rare pictures show the
hatching of a King Cobra, the birth of a baby gharial and a combat between
a camel and lions.
Rajesh Bediís internationally acclaimed photographs and Ramesh Bediís
erudite text are supplemented by an index and reference guides with maps.