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Something to Chew On Rs 150/-

 

Kalpavriksh's new book for young readers, Something to Chew on, talks about the different aspects of the food we eat - where does it come from, its history, and the different stories behind the food we consume.

 

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Secrets of the Jungle Rs 150/-

This is an activity book for children, based on the forests of Central India. It is jointly published by Kalpavriksh and Last Wilderness Foundation. It is written by Tanya Majmudar and Sharmila Deo. Its hindi version Jungle ke Rahasya is translated into Hindi by Bhavna Menon and is available with Last Wilderness Foundation

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Jeevanache Chakra (in Marathi) Rs.100/-

A fascinating book about the life story of a honey bee and other members of her hive, living in the lush green forests of India.

The book was written in English by Tanya Majmudar and Illustrated by Sushama Durve. This Marathi translation is by Siddharth Kelkar.

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Circle of Life Rs.100/-

 

 A fascinating book about the life story of a honey bee and other members of her hive, living in the lush green forests of India.

The book is written by Tanya Majmudar and Illustrated by Sushama Durve.

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Khari Journeys Through Kachchh Rs.100/-

Khari is a little demoiselle crane who is on her first visit to Kachchh. Join her in her adventures as she flies through various habitats of the district, and enjoy doing some puzzles along the way...

The story has been written by Sujatha Padmanabhan and Shruthi Ramakrishna

Illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy

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Shero to the Rescue Rs.100/-

Young Shero lives in Kachchh, a beautiful place in Gujarat, in the West of India. One day she sees some strange people near her home. What are they doing there? When she discovers their plans, she panics. She rallies together many other animals living in the grasslands, wetlands and deserts of Kachchh. What can they do to save their land, their homes? Read on to discover.....

The story has been written by Ashish Kothari

Illustrated by Anusha Menon

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Sahyadri - Nisargacha Anmol Theva Rs. 490/- 200pgs all photos in colour

Published by Sakaal Papers in Marathi

This handbook on the Sahyadri region of Maharashtra focuses on mountain ranges of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra , popularly known as the Sahyadri s , forming a unique landscape which harbours a huge variety of plant and animal life, some which are not found anywhere else in the world. They support several tribal groups which are leading traditional lifestyles. Due to rapid urbanization, there are several threats which are impacting the region. There are steps being taken by the government as well as communities to reduce these impacts, and to conserve the region.

This book offers information on various aspects like ecosystems, biodiversity, threats and conservation measures with specific focus on the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra.

An effort has been made to simplify scientific concepts as far as possible for a layperson’s understanding. Visually attractive with photos and illustrations, the book also contains sample activities after every chapter which could be adapted by users according to their context.
The book will be of interest to teachers, environment educators, the government officials (specially Education dept, Forest Department, and Tribal department), wildlife tourists, groups involved in tourism, NGOs and concerned individuals.

Please find attached the sampler of the book to give you an idea of its look and content (Please note, it is a selection of random pages). 

We would be happy to give a discount on bulk order (above 5) or if there is genuine need for a concession (for e.g. use in a rural school).

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Shero e Bachavyu Kachchch Rs.100/-

Young Shero lives in Kachch, a beautiful place in Gujarat, in the West of India. One day she sees some strange people near her home. What are they doing there? When she discovers their plans, she panics. She rallies together many other animals living in the grasslands, wetlands and desert of Kachch. What can they do to save their land, their homes?

This story is in Gujarati. It was written in English by Ashish Kothari and has been translated into Gujarati by Rupa Majmudar and illustrated by Anusha Menon

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Khaari Kachchhni Musafriye Rs.100/-

A simple story that introduces children to the different ecosystems in Kachchh. Written by Sujatha Padmanabhan, and Shruthi Ramakrishna of Khamir, the story has been translated into Gujarati by Rekha Bhimani and illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy.

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Ghost of the Mountains published in Nepali

Parbot Ko Pret (a Nepali translation of Ghost of the Mountains by Sujatha Padmanabhan) was published by Kalpavriksh, Himalayan Nature (a Kathmandu based NGO), and the Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust. The translation was done by Shri Karan Bahadur Shah. The book was released at the closing ceremony of the 17th Wildlife Week organized by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and its partner organisations. The chief guest at the function was the Honorable Secretary Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Mr Nabin Ghimire

"For free dissemination"

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Parbat Ka Pret Rs.40

This is a translation of "Ghost of the Mountains" that Kalpavriksh and Snow Leopard Conservancy had published earlier. Eklavya, Kalpavriksh and Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust have published "Parbat Ka Pret", a story in Hindi on the issue of human wildlife conflict, set in Ladakh.

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The Ghost of the Mountains Rs. 100, Pp 28

Sujatha Padmanabhan

The residents of Ang, a small village in the Himalayan mountains in Ladakh, wake up one morning to find an unusual visitor in their midst. The villagers are angry, very angry, and threaten to kill the visitor. A young lad of the village is the only one who feels  that the visitor must be spared. What can he possibly do?

You can read the Reviews of the Book

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Forests Alive! (CD) Rs. 150

Sujatha Padmanabhan, Sunita Rao and Yashodara Kundaji

 

This CD contains a Handbook for educators and teachers. Its contents spans issues related to the lives of the Soliga tribal community who live within the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. The CD also includes information pertaining to the BRT sanctuary and the wildlife within it.

Generously illustrated with drawings, maps, and colour foldouts, the handbook also contains descriptions of over 175 activities. Educational aids like posters, flash cards and game cards specific to the BR Hills have also been developed. The entire package can be used as part of an EE programme for students from Classes 1 to 10. It can be adapted for non-formal learning programmes as well. The book will also be of interest to teachers, environment educators, the Forest Department, wildlife tourists, NGOs and concerned individuals. While the handbook is set in the BR Hills, its contents and activities can easily be modified and used elsewhere in the country and outside.

A copy (zipped) of the book can be downloaded.

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RiGyancha

Kalpavriksh, Rs. 350

Sujatha Padmanabham and Yashodhara Kundaji

The cold desert landscapes of Ladakh supports numerous plant and animal species that have adapted to the region in many different ways. Much of Ladakh's Wildlife has survived until the present, offering a unique window to a special ecosystem. This fragile ecosystem is, however, threatened by increasing disturbance and degradation of the natural habitat.

Ri Gyancha, a biodiversity kit for educators in Ladakh, provides useful resource material to help implement a localised environment education programme

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