ISBN: 817013153X Publisher:Navrang Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 167pages Year of Publication: 2000
Animals Far and Near is not written in the style of a text book on animals but in a characteristic style where he had painstakingly sought and compiled the valuable material evolving around there fascinating and hoary legends connected with them. It is always a pleasure to hear those legends and folk - lore from the old folks and jungle people around whom Gamini had lived and worked. Then to put those interesting legends woven into many fabrics into a book, is indeed an unique contribution. Then he goes another step beyond what is not expected of the expectations of a writer, as he sees more to its, by compiling and presenting profiles reflecting to global distribution as to their general behaviour of related species and those species indigenous to Sri Lanka. These anecdotes described about our own animals and some of those species found in other foreign countries are indeed novel contributions to know particularly of those wild beasts outside our own country. It is no doubt a priceless monograph for the old and young and also for the lovers of nature, as well as the general reading public. It has added lusture and glamour by the illustrations of the fine photos on wild life clicked ambidexterously by the well known international photographer of repute, Nihal Fernando of Studio Times.