With a foreword by Anwaruddin Choudhary; 152p., Plts., Annex., Gloss., Bib., 14 cm.
CONTENTS:- Map of Kaziranga; Map of Assam; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The historical perspective; Kaziranga-a world heritage site; Hand on Poachers; Staff of Kaziranga-symbols of dedication and commitment; Fauna; Avian Diversity; Wild cats of Kaziranga; Floods; Reptilian Diversity; Floral Diversity; My family; Jungle Safari; The Elephant Safari; Showcasing Kaziranga as the Gateway of Tourism in N.E. India; Surviving Population of the Rhino and present distribution status; Social behaviour in elephant society; Swamp Deer; The Wild Buffalo Arimora; The demise of Golap Bori; Night in Inspection Bungalow; Saving the titan-the Rhino; Kaziranga: Bits of History; Basic information about Kaziranga National Park; Tourist locations; The Kaziranga Centenary Celebration; Looking beyond; The Kaziranga Trail at a Glance; Visit by the US Ambassador; Conclusion;
"Kaziranga, leaves from a Forester's Notebook" is the story of the practical experiences of a Forest Officer during his service in the wilderness of Kaziranga, with a Foreword from Anwaruddhin Choudhury, the noted wildlife expert The book is about the men of Kaziranga National Part (KNP for short) and their hard slog being the symbols of valor, fidelity, sacrifice, sincerity and graciousness. The book vividly portrays about the watchful sentinels of the wild animals and the hazards faced by them while discharging their duties most sincerely and with utmost devotion. To accommodate the growing wild life population over the last 100 years, the Kaziranga National Park has expanded to 860 sq. km. from an original area of 200 sq. km. only. A World Heritage Site currently designated as the home of rhino with around 2000 of them as per latest estimates. A new census is due soon. The book covers many unknown aspects, which only one in the field can know. Supported by some brilliant, rare and truly daring photographs by the author and other well known photographers, the book truly comes out as a collector's item. Being released at the time of the official Kaziranga Centenary celebrations, this is likely the most authentic and informative book on Kaziranga, so far produced. Wildlife enthusiasts, wildlife lovers and worldwide travellers are bound to appreciate the contents, and more specially the photographs and highly informative maps. Sufficient weightage has been given to interpret the diverse flora and fauna in a lucid given to interpret the diverse flora and fauna in a lucid manner. The Annexure provide a wealth of information.