Monday, July 7, 2014

GiveAway: Indian Mammals- A Field Guide by Vivek Menon


   The Readers Cosmos  



in Association with 


WildLife Trust Of India
brings to you
A chance to win this amazing book....


Synopsis of the book:
Indian Mammals- A Field Guide by Vivek Menon is an updated, profusely illustrated guide to more than 400 species of mammals of the Indian sub-continent. With more than 1000 images and 150 distribution maps, this flexi bound field guide is a must have for all conservationists, nature lovers, school libraries, eco clubs and travelers.

Covering the rich diversity of mammal species in India, from tigers, elephants, rhinos and whales to primates, rodents and bats, Indian Mammalsis a comprehensive and field-ready illustrated guide to the mammals of India.

Accompanied by superb full-colour photographs and distribution maps and based upon impeccable scientific research reviewed by experts, it records details of virtually every mammal known to exist in India.

The in-depth, up-to-date text by Vivek Menon, one of India’s leading naturalists and an authority on Indian wildlife, describes key identification features, biometrics, behaviour, social strategies, habitat and distribution.

Encyclopaedic in sweep yet accessible in approach, Indian Mammals includes the majestic and most sought-after as well as the extraordinary and elusive mammals.

Passionate wildlife watchers will appreciate the range of coverage and tips on identifying mammals, while naturalists will value the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species in the field. For  easy reference, this compact guide is the essential resource for wildlifers of any age, from animal watchers and eco-tourists to active conservationists.

Author’s bio:
Vivek Menon is a wildlife conservationist biologist, environmental commentator, author and photographer with a passion for elephants. He has been involved in founding five environmental and conservation organisations in India.
Currently an Honorary Wildlife Warden of Delhi, he is the author of eight wildlife books, including the bestselling Field Guide to Mammals of India, scores of technical reports and more than a hundred articles in various scientific and popular publications. 

Vivek Menon is also a member of several IUCN SSC Specialist Groups including the Rhino, the Elephant and Re-introduction Specialist Groups.

One of the Founders of Wildlife Trust of India, he is currently the organisation’s Executive Director and CEO. He is also the Regional Director of South-Asia, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Advisor to the President and CEO of IFAW.

We have 3 copies of this amazing book up for a grab!

All you have to do to win this book is write a blog post broadly about: 

"Mammals: your experiences or issues concerning them and conservation of various species"

For those who donot have a blog you can write a facebook post or note and share the link of the same.

One you are done writing go to the form below and submit your link here. 

The contest shall end on 28th July 2014.

*Multiple entries allowed

Terms and Conditions:
1. The contest is for individuals within India only.
2. The decision of the judges shall be final and abiding.

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