Of Tigers and Men: Entering the Age of Extinction

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Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1996 - Nature - 304 pages
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It was with an awareness of this unfolding tragedy that naturalist and safari-tour leader Richard Ives embarked on a remarkable journey through India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia in search of the vanishing wild tiger. What ensued was a quest that would bring him face-to-face with the contest for survival between man and animal. And it would put him into contact with the fascinating individuals who live in the shadow of this destructive battle: "Billy" Arjan Singh, proprietor of a tiger sanctuary, who continues a fifty-year struggle to preserve a portion of the fast-dwindling Indian forest; the mysterious Werther, an intense and lonely wanderer whose travels in the world's evaporating wildernesses have left him in frightening despair; and the wealthy Indian businessman whom Ives thinks of as his "informant," whose obsession with the tiger springs from a harrowing incident in his youth that has left lifelong scars.

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Review: Of Tigers and Men: Entering the Age of Extinction

User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

I was alternately discouraged and encouraged by this beautifully written book. It makes me sad to think that the reality of man and beast being able to coexist peacefully on this earth is about as ... Read full review

Review: Of Tigers and Men: Entering the Age of Extinction

User Review  - Meli - Goodreads

This is a great book. I would definitely recommend it. Although its about tigers it's really a metaphor for so many species on our planet so near the brink of no return. Read full review


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