The Mammoth Book of Maneaters

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Man-eating creatures roam, stalk, crouch, wait, leap, slither, swim, crawl, perch, and attack in the pages of this gripping Mammoth Book. Drawn from newspapers and autobiographies, the compelling real-life stories in this volume begin with "Danger in the Home," which includes not only accounts of attacks by domestic pets and farm animals but also shocking tales of cougars invading towns in Montana and polar bears terrorizing Alaskan suburbs. After exploration "Out on the Plains"—with riveting narratives of big ...
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Man-eating creatures roam, stalk, crouch, wait, leap, slither, swim, crawl, perch, and attack in the pages of this gripping Mammoth Book. Drawn from newspapers and autobiographies, the compelling real-life stories in this volume begin with "Danger in the Home," which includes not only accounts of attacks by domestic pets and farm animals but also shocking tales of cougars invading towns in Montana and polar bears terrorizing Alaskan suburbs. After exploration "Out on the Plains"—with riveting narratives of big cats from nonfiction adventures like Beryl Markham's West With the Night as well as of buffalo, bison, dingos, and rhinos—editor Alex MacCormick, herself the author of Shark Attacks, surveys the perils presented by marine predators like orcas, octopi, jellyfish, and giant clams "Beneath the Waves," including a gory meeting between a shark and a member of the British royal family in the Caribbean. MacCormick then travels "Up the Creek" among alligators and terrifying varieties of river snakes. An extract from David Fletcher's hair-raising tale with a vengeful 1200-pound grizzly in Hunted highlights the treacheries that lie "In the Wilderness," while "Jungle Stories" takes the reader into nail-biting accounts of man meeting man-eating enemies ranging from tigers to soldier ants.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786711703
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/25/2003
  • Series: Mammoth Books
  • Pages: 611
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Natural-born Killer Instinct xvii
Part 1 Predators Among the Trees 1
Travels in West Africa 3
A Devilish Cunning Panther 20
Headhunting 30
Among New Guinea's Headhunters 32
The Rogue Elephant of Aberdare Forest 54
The Wily Tiger of Mundachipallam 64
The Spotted Devil of Gummalapur 84
Vietnam Tigers 95
Cannibalism in Latin America 96
The Black Bear of Mysore 98
The Rostov Ripper 108
Wolves in Uttar Pradesh 114
Secret Societies in West Africa 114
Fly River, New Guinea 118
Sierra Leone Eating Habits 120
Part 2 Blood on the Lowlands 131
Issedones and Indians 133
Celts in England 135
The First Crusade 136
Sheriff Broth 141
European "Steak" 141
Mexican Meals 143
Native American Cannibalism 147
Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow 150
A Ferocious French Wolf 151
The Franklin Arctic Expedition 152
Antipodean Cannibalism 155
Fiji Cannibals 157
Cannibalism in New Zealand 158
Aborigine Recipe 160
Fiji Fancies 162
Easter Islanders 166
Horror in the Sahara 167
Anasazi Man Corn 170
South Sea Savages 174
Russia 1918 175
African Lions with an Appetite 176
Stalin's Terror Famine 178
He Was a Good Lion 178
Spotted Hyenas Hunt in Packs 186
White Fury on the Barrens 187
Tigers in the Sunderbans 195
Vampire Bites 196
A Dingo Took the Baby 197
Polar Bear Invader 198
China's Tradition of Cannibalism 200
Venomous Snakes 205
Bobcat Attack in South Georgia 226
Cubans Turned Cannibal 227
Plane Crash in the Arctic 228
Trampling Elephants 229
A Leopard in Botswana 230
Death by White Rhino 230
Kenyan Devil Worshippers 231
Bokassa of the Central African Republic 232
Polar Bear Charge 235
Cannibalism in Cambodia 237
Killer Lions of Zimbabwe 239
Elephant Safari Death 241
Chances with Wolves 243
Owl Attacks Human Love Rival 246
One Dark Night in Ethiopia 246
Fraser Island Kookaburras 249
Kenyan Killer Elephant 250
Honey Bee Horror 250
Angry African Aardvark 251
Scotch Steak on the Hoof 251
Michigan Deer Devil 252
Venom versus Septic Bite 252
Panda Power 253
Elephants in South Africa 254
In the Tigers' Den 254
Enraged Hippo in South Africa 255
Canadian Cougars Pounce 256
He Ate It, Dr Lecter 258
Part 3 Death in the Water 261
Bold African Crocodiles 263
The Sufferings of the Crew of the Essex 270
Dreadful Shipwreck of the George 285
Men Who Rivalled Jonah 287
The Burning of the Cospatrick 290
Matawan Creek Shark Attacks 294
Who's Who of Crocodilians 298
Around Lake Rudolf, Africa 306
A Cunning Crocodile 308
Bull Sharks 310
Sharks in the Shallows 314
Rodney Fox's Shark 325
Crocodile Baptism in Zambia 329
Alligator and Crocodile Bites 329
Diving Horror 331
Gator Chews Two 334
Caribbean Family Shipwreck 335
King of Crocs 336
Search for a Shark 337
The Crocodile at Cahill's Crossing 339
Dominican Boat Disaster 343
Italian Jaws 344
California's Bay Area 347
Brazil Shudders over Killer Crocs 349
South Australian Waters 350
Hawaiian Holiday 352
Killer Gator 353
Welsh Stingray Attack 354
Tanzanian Saurians 354
Muggers in Nepal 356
The Surf in Brazil 356
Benin's Crocodiles and Pythons 358
Crocodile Attacks in Madagascar 359
Hong Kong Swimming in Blood 360
Andaman Islands' Salties 361
Holiday Snaps in French Lake 363
Crocodile Kills Scotswoman 364
Crocodile in Harare 364
Zambezi Explorers 365
South African Surf 366
Snap Snack 368
In the Teeth of Solomon 369
By the Skin of Our Teeth 370
Pringle Bay, South Africa 375
Increase in South African Attacks 377
Boy Bites Croc Back 377
South African Killer Crocodiles 379
Bod in a Cod 380
The Perils of Oz Waters 380
Florida Gators Munch 386
Fatal Penis Attacks 387
Eight-year-old versus Saltie 388
Another Italian Great White 388
Malawi Crocodiles Claim 250 389
Death in Shallow Surf 389
Thirteen-foot Snake 390
Great Crocs of Oz 391
Part 4 Killers Close to Home 395
Pig's Baby Snack 397
In the Devil Bush 397
Maneater in a Railway Carriage 399
Some Serial Killers 402
Starvation Diet Soviet Style 404
Nightmares in the Soviet Union 406
The Siege of Leningrad 414
Safari Ants 417
Gaboon Viper's Revenge 421
Revenge of the Vampire Bats 422
Jeffrey Dahmer 423
Issei Sagawa 434
White Tiger in Miami 437
Kiss of the Scorpion Man 438
South Korean Cannibal Gang 439
Hungry Brazilians 440
The Wolf Inside Every Dog 440
America's Rabid Foxes 444
Dangerous Critters at Home 445
Ungrateful Angolan Tiger 446
L.A. Coyote Tales 447
Balkash the Siberian Tiger 448
Streetwalking Cougars 451
Bustah the Chimpanzee 452
Chinese Foetus-Eaters 453
Elephants in South Africa 457
Cabo the Jungle Cat 459
A Burmese Python in the Bronx 462
Russian Cannibalism Flourishes 463
Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev 464
Cannibalism by Russian Military 465
Killer Bees in the USA 466
Scottish Teddy Bear's Picnic 467
A Khmer Rouge Cannibal 468
Miss Daisy Mae Piggy 470
Red Fire Ants 471
Rabid Bats Alert 474
Tapir Teeth 475
Illinois Brown Bear Munch 475
Big Snapper in the Big Apple 476
Taiga Tiger 477
Bull Elephant in Thailand 478
Serial Killer Snakes in Nigeria 479
Malaysian King Cobra 480
Rabid Dogs 480
Black Bears in New Mexico 481
Vodka and People Meat 482
Dr Doolittle and the Lion 485
Leopard on the Campus 486
Black Widow Spiders 486
Baboons Rampage in Saudi Arabia 489
Swaziland Baboons 489
Louis and the Cheetah 490
Shalini and the Wolf 490
Wellington Bomber Seagulls 491
Wild Indian Elephants 492
Bear in US Home 492
Frenzied Hornets 493
Texas Bee Stings 493
Mistaken Swans 494
Bolshie British Buzzards 494
The Belev Cannibal 495
Cockerel in Romania 496
Chile Hot Dogs 496
Boas and Pythons 497
The Internet Cannibal 498
Reynard the Fox 500
Eating Babies Is Art 501
Rabid Fox in Maine 502
Man the Florida Lion 503
Monty's Fatal Squeeze 505
Norwegian Huskies 506
Part 5 Horror in the Uplands 509
European Neanderthals 511
Aztec Blood Sacrifices 512
The Chowgarh Tigers 517
A Grizzly in Yellowstone 564
The Andes Air Crash 565
Wolves and Wild Dogs 569
Tiger Victim in India 574
Derek from New Guinea 575
Clawed to Death in the Rockies 575
The Black Bears of California 576
Cannibal Snippets 580
Killer Cougar of El Dorado 581
San Diego Mountain Lions 583
Italian Brown Bears 587
Thai Tiger 588
Papua's School for Cannibals 589
Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag 591
Banff's Lethal Cougars 591
The Leopard of Dehra Dun 593
Cambodian Crocodiles 593
Deadly Snakes in Nepal 594
Nepal's Big Cats 594
Alaskan Stalker 595
Slovakia's Bears 596
Killer in the Catskills 596
The Tiger and Subedar Ali 598
Acknowledgments and Sources 601
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