Books  General Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel 

The Illustrated Salim Ali: The Fall of a Sparrow

Biography / Memoir

By: Salim Ali

128 pages, colour illus, b&w photos

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #166216 | ISBN-13: 9780195687477
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £5.99 $7/€7 approx
Hardback | Dec 1986 | #579 | ISBN: 0195618378
Out of Print Details

About this book

In this engaging autobiography, India's greatest ornithologist Salim Ali (1896-1987) recounts his exciting experiences in the outdoors and chronicles his unusual love of birds. Eighty-seven at the time of writing and an internationally renowned figure, he vividly describes expeditions to almost every part of the subcontinent, including the old Princely States, Burma, Sikkim, Tibet, Bhutan and Afghanistan. As he tells of his life as motorcyclist, timber merchant, scientist, author and decorated celebrity, a picture also emerges of pre-independent India, of Maharajas and colonial administration.

`a most readable book that can be thoroughly recommended, not only for its ornithological interest, but also for the insight it gives into Indian life' - J Summers-Smith, IBIS

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Treasure Islands

NHBS Price: £24.99 £29.99 (Save £5.00) $31/€28 approx

In Pursuit of Butterflies

NHBS Special Offer Price: £7.50 £10.99 (Save £3.49) $9/€8 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Secret Lives of Bats

NHBS Price: £22.99 $28/€26 approx

Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

H is for Hawk

NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€10 approx