Sunday, 7 March 2010

Dragonflies of India- A Field Guide – Free ebook Download

I haven’t been into Dragonflies at all and as a result haven’t been featuring many dragonflies on this site in spite of there being a great variety of them around Karimannoor. However, when I did try and identify some, there was very little information on Indian Dragonflies on the net…. That was until I found a most excellent field guide on the web, and believe it or not, its free too!


This Book entitled Dragonflies of India- A Field Guide, is written by K.A.Subramanian, and published by Vigyan Prasar (Department of Science and Technology).
I was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded it from HERE (you will need to register for a free password and username). The book is a complete field guide, with some excellent full colour photographs  and a full identification key of both Dragonflies as well as Dameselflies of India (and their Larvae).
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Below are examples of pages dedicated to each species:
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I`m really impressed by this guide and I hope to Identify and feature a few dragonflies of Kerala / Karimannoor in the coming days.
Note: The file available on the Vigyan Prasar site is an 80 MB file which opens with Acrobat Reader. However, it is not a .pdf file. For those of you who have trouble accessing the file, do contact me (thomas.vee(at)gmail(dot)com) and I will try and send you a PDF version. As I am getting a lot of requests to send the PDF , please download the ebook from here.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks like a good guidebook. Would love to get one when I return to India. :)

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  2. A lots of thanks for the info!!! I have been searching for such a bokk for so long!!

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  3. Hi Tom,

    Can you please send me the book to my email id "rajanna.dr@gmail.com"??

    Would really appreciate that help. Thanks in advance,

    regards,
    Rajanna

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  4. Excellent, and great availability. Will help tremendously with my project, thankyou.

    Regards,
    Richard

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  5. Thank you for telling every one about this book, how ever I have tried to down load it with out success, if you could send me a PDF file that would be wonderful as I am off to India next month and hope to photograph some of the Dragonflies.
    Thank you for your help
    Stewart Canham.
    s.canham545@btinternet.com

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