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  • This very unique book is a blend of travel writing mixed with a deep keenness to explore the mystery of the jungle and what lies behind the darkness of it. The author blends his travels to India's famous Corbett National Park with his understanding of the deeper meaning that the forests and their darkness hold. While on one hand the author shares his experiences of travels in the Park and information about the Park and its history, he also shares true stories of the supernatural, first hand experiences, anecdotes from residents and fellow travellers to raise questions in the mind of the reader - whats true and whats not - is there a higher power that controls situations as they occur or is it man's limitation at understanding the world beyond us.
  • Protected areas are sacred lands capable of providing us a kinship with wondrous wild creatures and plants, our fellow travellers on this planet. We need to ensure their persistence for posterity. Scientific wildlife mangement plans form the foundation of a protected area but they need vision and long term planning. This book provides the essential framework, processes and procedures. It is based on integration of modern scientific precepts  and practises with social, cultural, economic and administrative realities. It is designed to address multiple spatial scales  and links with plans for forest management and those for social and economic development on the surrounding managed landscapes.
  • The author's deep knowledge and understanding of the war in India and Burma, and the great battles of Kohima and Imphal in 1944 are well known. Here, he uses original documents, published works, personal accounts and interviews with veterans in Britain, India and Japan to weave together an enthralling account of some of the bitterest fighting of the Second World war.
  • The use of good language and correct grammar are not just prerequisites for a good writer. Clarity of expression and communication are the most important soft skills for success in today'world. Written over one hundred years ago, this concise book is the best guide to learning the right way to craft your sentences whether in a school essay, in a formal email or in a research paper or in a book.  
  • A short treatise on the art of tactical warfare, set in the Boer War (1899-1902), this classic piece of military fiction was published by Major General Ernest D Swinton when he was still a captain in 1904. The appropriately named Lieutenant N. Backsight Forethought (BF), a rookie commander of a platoon of fifty is tasked with defending a river crossing—Duffer’s Drift. Manifested in six dream scenarios and actions of a mortified BF, who learns a series of “lessons” at his expense, his final unconventional defence succeeds in routing the Boers. The book quickly acquired cult status on small unit tactics, and armies across the world have had it on their required reading lists for subsequent generations of young officers, including in India. It has also been translated into several languages. Swinton's style of literary fiction significantly impacted the writings of several authors in the military arena. While some contextual advice may be dated, the emphasis on critical thinking remains relevant, and the principles are evergreen. A must-read
  • This is a comprehensive and easy to read book on Military Law for officers in India.
  • "Mangroves are specialised trees that grow in the interface between ocean and the land. They form the skin along the coastline that protects the coastal areas from erosion, hurricanes, cyclones and many other natural calamities that arise from the sea. Globally, mangroves comprise only 80 different species that grow in saline habitats. Apart from protecting coast line, from erosion, hurricanes, cyclones mangroves offer enormous tangible and intangible services to human kind by providing livelihoods in the form of fishing and tourism for local communities, sequestration of carbon in mangrove sediments, balancing the food chain etc. Despite of all these they face challenges for survival due to various threats that arise due to increasing urbanisation. Among the current threats to mangrove ecosystems are cyclones, storms and floods as natural threats and anthropological interference such as encroachments for dwelling, aquaculture and other livelihood purposes. Mangroves exhibit a variety of adaptations viz. morphology, anatomy, physiology, seed and seedlings development and succession mechanisms. Maharashtra comprises about seventeen species of true mangroves and few associates, widely distributed throughout the coastal districts. Mangroves in Maharashtra are protected under forest laws, despite this sometimes they are destroyed and illegally transported to various locations. At present, many publications are available on the ecology, morphology and taxonomy of mangroves, but the information on wood anatomy is very scarce. Thus a need was felt to generate the data which will help the decision makers in analysing the illegally cut wood source. This will also be crucial in conservation of mangroves. Therefore, a research project was undertaken by Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore to study the wood anatomy of seventeen mangrove species grown along the coastline of Maharashtra. The data so obtained from the study is compiled along with morphological features of each species and is being published in the form of this book and will be highly beneficial tool in understanding and identifying the source of wood that belongs to mangrove species. The present contribution will help to identify a mangrove species both in the field and laboratory based on morphology and wood anatomy. "
  • A reliable guide book for all appearing for general examinations and SSB interviews.
  • This book tells us the important role of Delhi in the Indian Independence movement. A tribute to Delhi on its hundreth year as the Indian capital.
  • An excellent biography of a distinguished army officer.
  • The true story of a forest conservator who brought up a tigress, Khairi, just like his own daughter.
  • The continuum of tactical victory followed by strategic failur has been the baneful pattern of India's handing of vital security related issues since indepandence. Kargil: Blood of the Snow is a comprehensivemilitary analysis, focusing on this issue.
  • Kargil: The Tables Turned provides a comprehensive review of past motivations and events; it covers the operational aspects of the 1999 war in their entirety and highlights the heroism, amd sacrofoce of the young officers and soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces.It brings out useful military lessons and perspectives. The book analyses India's political and diplomatic responses, and the role of the USA, China and G-8 concluding chapter speculates on the future of Indo-pak relations and highlights some unique aspects of this South Asian conflict.
  • The exhaustive three volume set of the Himalayan Gazetteer covers the historical, geographical and statistical account of the Himalayan districts. The first two volumes contain all matters affecting the entire Himalayan tract in the North-Western Provinces. The third volume gives the topographical, statistical and other local information for each fiscal sub-division and important tract, town or place, in the Kumaon, Garhwal, Terai, Dehra Dun and Jaunsar-Bawar districts.
  • In this book, FM Montgomery narrates his extraordinary and eventful journey as a military general during the World War II.
  • The war in Afghanistan has become one of the most complex, challenging operations in the history of the US military. Using first-hand account of the men and women who fought in Operation Enduring Freedom, this book presents an intensely personal history of the war in Afghanistan, revealing the determination, heroism, sacrifice, and strength of spirit that came to form the fabric of the conflict. From the grand strategic view of high level commanders, to the perspective through the soldier's gunsight, the truck driver's window, and the airman's cockpit, this is a fascinating and moving look at America's longest war.
  • "The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle describes the First Air War between India and Pakistan. Commencing from an analysis of the two air force and their concept of operations, every significant aerial and ground engagement has been covered in detail. These include Pakistani raids on Pathankot and Kalaikunda, Indian ventures into Sargodha, Badin and Peshawar as well as various aerial engagements. These stories are based on the narratives of the air warriors involved in the operations or records maintained on a daily basis in the squadron diaries by various units during the period of the war. Pakistani disastrous Para drops near Paathnkot, Adampur and Halwara in the West and Guwahati in the East have been covered in detail. The travails narrates by seven air warriors who became POWs have also been included. Finally, the author has dissected the entire air war and has put down his own conclusions- probably the first such attempt by an Indian author. "
  • Gen Bayo is the man famou for training Castro and Guevara in the art of guerrilla tactics. This simple yet powerful book in a question answer format is ideal for anyone looking to understand how to combat guerrilla techniques and emerge victorious.
  • The 2012 edition of the first full inside story of Operation Thunderbolt, the spectacular Israeli Strike against terrorism. Also made into a film, this book remains as relevent as ever even today in the world's fight against terrorism.
  • One of the first collections by master storyteller, Ruskin Bond, this book, an absolute favourite with children across schools is back in print.
  • This book is about the essential virtues that make an Indian soldier: courage, fidelity, and loyalty. Moreover, the book is a comprehensive account of the history of the Indian army.
  • The Nobel laureate and the greatest British Statesman of wartime Britain Winston Churchill tries to analyse one of the most important events in the history of the world: the American Civil War.
  • "Conservationists learned a long time ago that each farm presents a different combination of problems compared to every other farm. This plan consists of a combination of practices especially designed to fit the different kinds of land, the climate, the adapted crops, the habits and desires of the farmer, markets, and many other factors. A combination of soil conservation practices that will work on one farm may not work at all on the farm right next door. The purpose of this book is to present as specifically and simply as possible the techniques of planning, laying out and applying as many of the well-known soil and water conservation practises as possible. Supported with a fine set of photographs and illustrations, farmers and students of agriculture will profit greatly from a study of this text. "