Discovering Big Cat Country: On the trail of tigers and snow leopards [NOOK Book]

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With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s tiger country and the perilous Himalayan slopes of the snow leopard, where he discovered the joys—and frustrations—of studying wildlife in some of the most unpredictable and remote places on Earth. In Discovering Big Cat Country, Dinerstein tells the story of two formative ...
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Discovering Big Cat Country: On the trail of tigers and snow leopards

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Overview

With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s tiger country and the perilous Himalayan slopes of the snow leopard, where he discovered the joys—and frustrations—of studying wildlife in some of the most unpredictable and remote places on Earth. In Discovering Big Cat Country, Dinerstein tells the story of two formative journeys from his early days as a biologist: two and a half years as a young Peace Corps Volunteer in the jungles of Nepal and later, as a newly-minted Ph.D., an arduous trek to search for snow leopards in the Kashmir region of India. In these chapters, excerpted from Tigerland and other Unintended Destinations, Dinerstein paints an evocative picture of the homelands and habits of two fascinating predators, and recalls local partners and fellow conservationists who inspired him with their passion for wild places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610914796
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: Island Press E-ssentials
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 53
  • Sales rank: 680,811
  • File size: 361 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Dinerstein is Lead Scientist and Vice President of Conservation Science at World Wildlife Fund-US. Over the past forty years he has studied bears, rhinos, tigers, bats, and plants and many other creatures around the globe, and he remains active in the conservation of rare species. He has published over one hundred scientific papers and several books, including The Kingdom of Rarities, The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros and Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations. In 2007, Tigerland won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's award for science writing, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Oh, my...

    GOSH!!! That was amazeballs! Keep writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    Owlfeather's Curse ~ Proluge

    A tom creeped silently across the forest floor, a brown spotted kit in his jaws. The kit let out a mew and the tom purred. "Almost there." He slowly inched up to a sparkling crystal-clear pool. He dropped the kit in and purred in delight as he heard a gurgled mew and watched as two ears dissapeared. The tom started back only to hear a screech. <p> "Firefrond! Where is Owlkit?!" A she came running toward him. She stopped and glared at him. "You know she shouldn't be out of camp!" Firefrond stopped. *Think, think.* "Sorry Blossomfall." He began. "I knew she shouldn't be out of camp. I tried to tell her but she didn't listen the little mousebrain." <p> Blossomfall gasped in shock and hissed, "No one calls my daughter a little mouse-" Firefrond held up his paw. "I followed her, but she didn't notice. But then she slipped and fell into this pool. I tried to save her but it was too late. Owlkit is dead." He bowed his head in sorrow at these words. Blossomfall stared in shock and whispered, "Owlkit...we must go back to camp...to tell the others.." She burst into sobs. Firefrond nodded sympatheticly and helped her back to camp. <p> (Owlkits Pov.) <p> Owlkit lay on her side scarcely breathing. How she got out she did not know. It only mattered she was here. <p> And she was alive. <p> She shook out her wet pelt and stumbled back to camp, coughing up water in the process. When she arrived, everyone looked sad. "What's wrong?" She mewed, loud and clear. Her mother turned to her, pale as a ghost. "O-owlkit?" She mewed, barely above a whisper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Sky blue eyes

    Watch icynight waiting for the right moment to attack. (Sky blue eyes. Hint hint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Leafstep and Larkkit

    Leafstep~ She sat down,"Where is new camp?"
    <p>
    Larkkit~ The tiny kit wailed in hunger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Stormdash

    Sat with his sister and mother.~Storm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Icefire

    She ran her tail over Earthbeam's spine. "What clan was she in? When did this happen? Do you know this cat?" Icefire asked calmly. She was trying to figure this out. She smelled the RainClan. "We need to take this cat to her clan. Then, we need to go to RainClan. Apparently, they have been causing a lot of trouble lately." She muttered to herself. She was angry with this cats murder.
    <br>
    <p>
    Icefire &star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Wierd mouse

    Does a disco

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    A traveler

    Sees a mouse under a bush on the horseclan side of the border, remembering his long-lost hunting skills, he kills the mouse. But the limp body looked unappetizing with the life chased out of it; the cat scraped a few pawfulls of earth over it and left it. <br>
    <br> Dusk was falling as the traveler continued, heading up the hill more swiftly through the spindly trees. <br>
    <br> 'Its been a long time. Will the cats that I remember best still be there?' <br>
    <br> As the day began to fade, the cat left the trees behind and reached a crest of hill covered in tough moorland grass. Below, a scarlet sunset was reflected in the lake, transforming the water to the coler of blood. Above the stranger's head, the first warriors of StarClan were glimmering in the sky. <br>
    <br> The traveling cat took a deep breath. 'I have returned. Let vengeance begin.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Flamewind

    The rainclan cat ran to th e edge of the border.what happend he gasped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Spottedpaw

    He sat close to Mistypaw and Flowerpaw [sorry i was gone, sleepover!! :p]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Navysky

    Navysky's golden eyes widen and he nodded, rushing back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    An Ashclan Cat

    *padded leisurly over the border as if it was her territory and saw a rabbit she dropped into a hunters crouch slowly creeping forward until she pounced and killed it she ate it there leaving a strong rabbit and ashclan scent and licked he muzzle and slowly padded back to camp not worried at all*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Mistypaw to goldy

    She can take misty with her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Frozenmist

    Re marks Horseclan border

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    I found fang

    St last res

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Cloudripple

    Cloudripple gave a brisk nod to Goldenstripe. "The camp is in danger of collapsing, but I checked all the dens. No one is trapped there or in any of the dens at all, but the medicinal herbs were soaked." On that happy note, she turned and led the clan over the hill with a flick of her tail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Flowerpaw

    She sighed and went to the hill. (Silverbolt is in camp looking for Moosetail... should i have her give up in the search and join the rest of the clan?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Steam

    Looked at Bluepaw. She got up and limped into the forest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Whitetail

    Whitetail steps clear of Lilywolf. She sits and curls her tail over her paws, watching the kit with a smile,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Silenteye

    Silenteye looked appoveingly at Bluepaw. "I'll just go find it," he muttered as he ra off again

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