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Wild Life and Adventures in Indian Forests: From Diaries of B.B.Osmaston C.I.E. 1868-1961, Imperial Forest Service 1888-1923

by Bertram Beresford Osmaston


Courtesy of OSPA


Bertram B. Osmaston, CIE, known as "B.B." to his contemporaries, served in the Indian Forest Service from 1888 to 1923, including periods in the Andaman Islands, in Burma and as President of the Forest Research Institute. He was an active and gifted naturalist, his greatest interest being in birds of which he had an unsurpassed knowledge, many of his collections being now in national museums. He was a careful observer and diarist, and these edited extracts r^ount many of his encounters with birds, animals and people, together with varied adventures, some amusing, others exciting, dangerous or occasionally macabre. Only five months after his arrival in India, never having seen a tiger outside a zoo, he shot a maneating tigress which had stalked and mauled his companion before charging B.B. himself.
British Empire Book
Author
Bertram Beresford Osmaston
Published
1981
Pages
336
Publisher
The Author
ISBN
095180393X
Availability
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