Pheasant Jungle, Pheasants in the Jungle; The great ‘naturalists/scientists’ have often supplemented formal publications of their results and findings with more popular accounts of their travels and adventures in the field. Directed at a broader audience, such books have always played an important role in winning hearts and minds for the conservation cause. William Beebe’s Pheasant Jungles, out of print and difficult to obtain, is surely a classic example.
It also offers insight into the (sometimes dangerous) experience of Asian travel at a time when wild places remained largely untouched by the ravages of development. the characters: hunters, trackers, porters, cooks, and servants he met along the way receive lively attention, and his musing during long days along in the field is candidly revealed.
This book will be of particular interest to the increasing number of wildlife conservationists who travel to Asia, whether or not they have a special interest in pheasants. William Beebe’s pheasant travel took him to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), India, Burma, China, Japan, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and Java. Beebe’s evocative description has been matched by eight beautiful new colour paintings by wildlife artist Timothy Greenwood and a level cover plate by Ron Digby.
- Condition: New
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: World Pheasant Association (1995)
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Colour and B&W photos
- ISBN-10: 0906864054
- ISBN-13: 978-0906864050
- Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 2.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 720 g
|1. The Gates of the East
2. The Pheasants of Kinchinjunga
3. The Hills of Hill
|4. Wild Burma
5. Servants and Super-servants
6. From Sea to Mountain-top in Malaysia
7. Malay Days
8. With the Dyaks of Borneo