Man-Eaters of Kumaon

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Overview

Jim Corbett's book on man-eating tigers are not only established classics, but also almost in a separate literary category by themselves. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Colonel Corbett's books, and contains ten fascinating stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalaya during the early years of this century. The stories also contain incidental information on flora, fauna and village life, making this book altogether delightful reading.
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Overview

Jim Corbett's book on man-eating tigers are not only established classics, but also almost in a separate literary category by themselves. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Colonel Corbett's books, and contains ten fascinating stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalaya during the early years of this century. The stories also contain incidental information on flora, fauna and village life, making this book altogether delightful reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899665740
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1985
  • Series: Jim Corbett Collection
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 175,570
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Corbett, who died in 1955, gave up big-game hunting in the 1920s as he became an ardent conservationist. His other books include Jungle Lore and My India, both published by Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note 1
The Champawat Man-Eater
Robin 28
The Chowgarh Tigers 39
The Bachelor of Powalgarh 91
The Mohan Man-Eater 105
The Fish of My Dreams 135
The Kanda Man-Eater 141
The Pipal Pani Tiger 155
The Thak Man-Eater 165
Just Tigers 212
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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    A Must Read Book

    I purchased the origional 1946 hard-cover editon about 25 years ago for 10 cents at a library book sale. This first publication sat on my bookshelf for about 2 years before I began to read it. Since then, I have read it about 20 times. Captivating to say the least-thrilling to the most, it sets you up for the big events all through the chapters. A must read for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    Absolutely an astonishing man,hunter,conservationalist,desperate lover of India and it's innocent people. No one beat his hunting stories forever. I always remain a big fan of him.I can read his books anytime countlessly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2005

    Speech less

    Breath taking!! Book gives deep inside in life in 1920s. Corbetts courage, knowledge, jusdgement, stamina, percieverance and love makes him my hero. The book gave me a new outlook towards my own life. A must read for every one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2005

    A gripping walk on the wild side

    I first read this book, Maneaters of Kumaon, as a young woman, and in turn read it to my sister who loves tigers as much as I. Jim Corbett became my hero from that moment, and tigers, my favorite animal. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2005

    An Adrenalin Rush

    I read this book as a kid and loved it even more in 2005. Very detailed descriptions of tracking and outwitting exteremely dangerous tigers and leopards in the Nepal forests before most of the tigers were shot, the population grew and all the tourists arrived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2002

    Vegetarians Beware!

    An utterly astounding account of intuitive human battle against nature's most powerful and cunning hunters. These rogue tigers, turned from their normal prey to humans, are the most formidible carnivores on earth. When all else has failed, Jim Corbett faces them, and he does so alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2002

    A Masterpiece By The Master

    This was the first book of Corbett's that I read, and I was hooked from the start. Corbett's intelligence in hunting these maneaters is remarkable. The intensity of the situations he describes had me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. This book, as well as his others, are full of close calls and pure excitement. A must read for all hunters and outdoorsman. Definitely a page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2001

    one of the best fire-side books you can read

    These storys are exact with skill and courage beyond the average man in the face of danger that take you back to the days of the rule of tooth and claw...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    A captivating book. One of the best you'll ever read.

    Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a captivating book that will immediatelly grab you and keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page has turned. Filled with the true tales of Jim Corbett, a hunter on man-eating tigers in the Kumaon region of India. Corbett has written and lived 'The Ghost in the Darkness' of the tiger world. This book is packed full of history and adventure, a great read even for those that find history dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2001

    Just amazing

    Ok. I haven't read origanal english book but translated book in Marathi language here in India. Intersting. I read it 3 years before and even nowdays keep reading repeatedly. Not only this book but all books written by Jim Corbett are just amazing. I love that man. You will experiance a really beautiful, dangerous,different,interesting and lovable world not only with this book but with all other books written by jim corbett. You must Must read this book and all other books of jim corbett.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2001

    An incredible man, an incredible story!

    This is a glimpse of a life that I find facinating. I have never hunted but I see how this book explains the importance at times to know how. I feel like I have just left India. It is such a visual book.

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