Jaguar: One Man's Struggle to Establish the World's First Jaguar Preserve / Edition 1

Jaguar: One Man's Struggle to Establish the World's First Jaguar Preserve / Edition 1

by Alan Rabinowitz
     
 

<p>In 1983, zoologist Alan Rabinowitz ventured into the rain forest of Belize, determined to study the little-known jaguar in its natural habitat and to establish the world's first jaguar preserve. Within two years, he had succeeded. In Jaguar he provides the only first-hand account of a scientist's experience with jaguars in the wild. Jaguar presents an… See more details below

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<p>In 1983, zoologist Alan Rabinowitz ventured into the rain forest of Belize, determined to study the little-known jaguar in its natural habitat and to establish the world's first jaguar preserve. Within two years, he had succeeded. In Jaguar he provides the only first-hand account of a scientist's experience with jaguars in the wild. Jaguar presents an irresistible blend of natural history and adventure; intensely personal, it is a portrait of an elusive, solitary predator and the Mayas with which it shares the jungle. Strong and sensitive, the book excitingly describes the rewards and hardships of fighting to protect this almost mythical cat." - George Schaller, author of The Last Panda and Wildlife of the Tibetan Stepp.<p>"The glimpse which Rabinowitz's painstaking and careful research gives us of the world of the mysterious jaguar is tantalizing ....... Packed with interest and adventure." - Jane Goodall, author of Reason for Hope and In the Shadow of Ma.<p>"An intimate look at the lives of rural Central Americans. At times Rabinowitz resembles a character from Joseph Conrad ... the tension between man and beast becomes startlingly vivid." - The Washington Pos.<p>"A jungle adventure story in the classic mold, of a daredevil westerner who penetrates the deepest jungles of Belize in search of his quarry. There are thrills and chills aplenty in this quest for the mighty feline." - Kirkus Review.<p>Originally published in 1986, this edition includes a new preface and epilogue by the author that bring the story up to date with recent events in the region and around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638029
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
645,904
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
God, Jaguar, and Man
 
Chapter 1. Belize
Chapter 2. Cockscomb
Chapter 3. Porfilio
Chapter 4. The Mysterious Maya Mountains
Chapter 5. The Hunt
Chapter 6. Ah Puch
Chapter 7. Snake Doctor
Chapter 8. Cirillo
Chapter 9. Chac
Chapter 10. Itzamna
Chapter 11 . Sue
Chapter 12. Ixchel
Chapter 13. Ah kin
Chapter 14. Obeah man
Chapter 15. Chicleros
Chapter 16. Eyes of Xaman Ek-Blood of Ah Puch
Chapter 17. Cockscomb Christmas
Chapter 18. Ben
Chapter 19. Kuchilbalum
Chapter 20. Ek Chuah
Chapter 21. Crash
Chapter 22. Kukulcan
Chapter 23. Cattle Killers
Chapter 24. The Jaguar's World
Chapter 25. The Prime Minister
Chapter 26. Running Out of Time
Chapter 27. Death and Departure
Chapter 28. Good-Bye
Chapter 29. The Circle Closes
 
Afterword
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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