Of Tigers and Men: Entering the Age of Extinction
The end of the twentieth century draws near and with it comes a reckoning. Rapid population growth and industrial development have had a devastating impact on the natural world. In a few years, many of the animal kingdom's most extraordinary creatures, including the magnificent wild tiger, will be hounded and hunted out of their natural habitats, never to roam free again. We have entered the age of extinction.
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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OF TIGERS AND MEN: Entering the Age of ExtinctionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Tigers are not just an endangered species in India and Thailand and Nepal, writes field naturalist and safari guide Ives. Their goose (so to speak) is pretty much cooked. Tigers are awesome beasts ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - susanbevans - LibraryThing
This book is reminiscent of Ruth Padel's Tigers in Red Weather or even Peter Matthiessen's Tigers in the Snow. If you are looking for a book that gives you good information on tigers while telling you ... Read full review