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If you love tigers and reading about them as much I do. you are going to love this book. I am very impressed with the great quality of the contents in this book and I couldn't be happier with TIGER: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE by Valmik Thapar!
I have bought many books on tigers and big cats but none that I have seen or read yet, have met with my higher than normal expectations quite like this. The dust jacket describing the books contents and beautiful photo of a tiger is just a tiny prelude to what all I found and enjoyed within these pages.
The photos are more breathtaking than I could have imagined and completely amazing. One of my favorite photos depicts a great tigress enjoying her incredible kill of a Crocodile larger than she was. The photo has a description that states the following:
"One of the only pictures of its kind in the world: a tiger attacking an enormous crocodile, unusual prey for a tiger. It took hours for the crocodile to die, and then the tigress and her two cubs ate part of it."
There are so many heart pounding stories like this that are shared by a large variety of tiger and big cat experts that held me captive for hours. Also readers should expect a healthy dosage of fascinating and accurate tiger facts that will consist of knowledge from expert contributors like, wildlife biologists, zoologists, tiger researchers, artists, poets, historians, and conservationists. There is so much here for the tiger lover and certain accounts of the harrowing fight to save the tiger were heart breaking to learn about. Tales of ruthless poachers and even habitat destruction was saddening news to hear. However in a short story by John Goodrich called "The Magic Of The Tiger" there are moments when you will read about experiencing the tears of joy as in the following exert:
"Picture This: it's late December and you are in a winter paradise in a faraway place on the coast of the Sea Of Japan in the Russian Far East. It's just after 4:00 P.M., and the sun is almost touching the hills across the bay. The sky is a dozen shades of blue and purple, beginning to fade to orange in the southwest. You are here with a purpose: to radio-track a 450-pound male Siberian tiger named Zheny. From his signal you know he is resting in an oak grove less than a kilometer away. You turn on the radio receiver. Sure enough, he's moving. There's not a chance that he is going to walk out onto the beach in broad daylight- that's just a foolish dream-but, hopeful fool that you are you climb to the watchtower on he top of your cabin to have a look. You raise your binoculars and immediately, as if your gaze were drawn to the spot by some unseen force, he's there. Big as life, walking through the meadow along the edge of the woods. He's huge,the size of a red deer, and magnificent, thick orange-and-white coat glowing in the setting sun. Thinking that he'll never hear you at 500 meters against the noise of the wind and the waves, you utter a few words of awe. He freezes, snaps his head around, and locks his big yellow eyes on yours, white face set off against orange body. You also freeze hoping he doesn't bolt, but he's known you were there all along, he moves with graceful ease after making sure you are keeping a safe distance. This is truly a dream; a tiger walking along an icy beach flanked by towering snow-covered cliffs. Finally he disappears back into the forest. A tear runs down your face because you never imagined that you might see something so beautiful that was alive and free."
What more could I personally add?
Also included in this excellent guide are the following chapters: Written by various authors and a closing chapter "The Future of the Tiger", that will open your eyes, and hopefully your heart, to the terrible plight that is upon the most beloved, feared, respected and mysterious animals in the world... THE TIGER.
The Tail Of The Tiger
1) THE ORIGINS OF THE TIGER:
Why On the Origins of Species Barely Mentions Tigers by Ruth Padel.
How Many Tiger Subspecies? by Andrew Kichner.
2) THE ANATOMY OF A SUPREME HUNTER:
Listening to the Tiger by Edward J. Walsh.
3)THE LIFE OF THE TIGER:
Territorial Changeover: A Mystery by Raghu S. Chundawat.
Orphans and Tiger Territories by Fateh Singh Rathore.
The Noble Tiger by Billy Arjan Singh.
Tigers of the Dry Forest by Raghu S. Chundawat and Joanna Van Gruisen.
Living on the Edge by Dale Miquelle.
Mysterious Tigers of the Sundarbans by M. Monirul H. Khan.
The Magic of the Tiger by John Goodrich
Counting Tigers in the Wild by K. Ullas Karanth.
Sloth Bear, Crocodile, and Tiger Conflict by Fateh Singh Rathore.
Tigers and Leopards by K. Ullas Karanth.
4) THE CULT OF THE TIGER:
In Times Past by Romila Thapar 5) TIGER AND MAN:
The Tiger in the Ancient World by Paola Manfredi.
Filming Tigers by Mike Birkhead.
6) THE TIGER IN ART:
The Tiger in Ancient Mosaics by Paola Manfredi.
The Tiger in Miniature Painting by Archana Verma.
The Tiger As Inspiration by Rose Corcoran.
7) THE TIGER IN WESTERN LITERATURE
Emblem, Prisoner, Fiction by Ruth Padel.
8) THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER:
Massacre by Geofferey C. Ward.
Vladimir by Dale Miquelle.
Poaching and the Illegal Trade in Tiger Parts by Belinda Wright.
Tackling the Tiger Takers and Traders.
The Future of the Tiger by George B. Schaller.
Tiger: The Ultimate Guide was first published June 2004 by CDS Books in association with Two Brothers Press$39.99 and is a hardcover book.
Pagansadog 2012 :)
Thank you Tina C!
HERE IN AUSTRALIA WE HAVE TWO WILD LIFE PARKS PLUS IN EVERY STATE WE HAVE ZOO'S . THE WILD LIFE PARKS CAN BE FOUND IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND QUEENSLAND .
THEY HAVE THE BEST BREEDING PROGAMES IN THE WORLD JUST LAST YEAR THE PARK HERE IN QUEENSLAND HAD A BABY WHITE RYNO BORN PLUS A DRAFFE AND THEIR WANTING ON A LION TO GIVE BERTH TO HER CUB OR CUBS.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS TWO SETS OF TIGERS FROM INDIA HERE TO HELP RETURN SOME CUBS TO IN CREASE HOW MEANY THAT ARE LEFT BECAUSE THY ARE DOWN TO ABOUT THREE HUNDRED AND THAT'S NOT GOOD .
Thank you for your comment. Two Sets might not be as easy as you think.
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