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Published: 08 February 2007

168 Pages | 80 halftones & line illus.

ISBN: 9780195687477

Bookseller Code (06)

The Fall of a Sparrow

Illustrated Edition

Sálim Ali

In The Fall of a Sparrow, India's greatest ornithologist Salim Ali recounts his exciting experiences in the outdoors and chronicles his unusual love of birds. The adapted illustrated edition of this engaging autobiography reveals the many facets of his personality and the changing times- Dr. Ali's expeditions to almost every part of the Indian subcontinent;his life as motorcyclist, dealer in hardware, scientist, author, and decorated celebrity, as also his closeness to the people and the land where he grew up;and pictures of pre-independent India, of Maharajas, and colonial administration.

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