Keystone Foundation 2007 271 pages (K320)
This book contains much information about a variety of themes concerning life within the ‘Blue Mountains’ - the Nilgiris Hills - of the Western Ghats in South West India. Information is conveyed by means of beautiful colour photographs, many maps, and 16 chapters of text describing the ecology, the people, the forest, the non-timber forest produce, and especially honey - because honey and its hunting have such a large role within local people’s livelihoods. The diversity of information provided is difficult to capture in this brief review. The book provides a fabulous resource for anyone working in this field.