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An Illustrated Guide to Common Diatoms of Peninsular India by B. Karthick, P. B. Hamilton & J. P. Kociolek

Diatom Book

The book, "An Illustrated Guide to Common Diatoms of Peninsular India" is a first of its kind in India, which illustrates most common diatom species of Peninsular India. This has been authored by Dr. Karthick Bala, Prof. Paul Hamilton and Prof. Pat Kociolek. The guide has been compiled for those who wish to begin a study of the diatom flora of Peninsular India. This book covers characteristics description of 182 taxa belonging to 50 genera with photographically illustrated (Light Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy images) along with notes on species habitation and ecology. An introduction to diatoms and its taxonomy along with protocols for collection and enumeration of diatoms has been provided in detail to make the diatom study easy. This book serves as an introduction to the common species found in fresh and brackish inland waters. This publication will serve to inspire interest in diatom taxonomy and ecology among young students and researchers.

Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of Western Ghats by Dr. K. V. Gururaja


Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of Western Ghats

The ‘Pictorial guide to frogs and toads of the Western Ghats’ is designed to help students, researchers, forest managers, photographers and general public in identifying a species in the field along with its status, ecology and distribution.

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On a Trail with Ants by Dr. Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar


On a Trail with Ants

The book by Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar is a primer to the life of ants, introducing the reader to the ants of Peninsular India. Over 125 variety of ants are known from Bangalore and over 670 from India. The book sets a trend in ant studies by enabling the reader to observe and identify ants at home and elsewhere, in a non-intrusive manner. It is suitable for a varied audience, from students, naturalists, entomologists to photographers.




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