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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 16.03.12

Book title: Urban Herpetofauna, Amphibians & Reptiles of Guwahati: A Pictorial Guide

Author: Jayaditya Purkayastha

Publisher: Students’ StoresPages: 64 Price: Rs 200

The outcome of five-year-long research, this book is written keeping in mind the importance of conserving urban habitat and to attract readers’ interest to the overlooked and ignored groups of animals — amphibians and reptiles. Written in layman’s language to help all sections of readers, the book discusses 63 species of amphibians and reptiles found in Guwahati supported by high quality photographs. It is expected to give an insight into the important morphological features of frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles for the upcoming research scholars so as to motivate more researchers to take to this field of research in the Northeast.

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Author: Saurabh Deka Publisher: Orchid Publications Pages: 393 Price: Rs 2,250