Soul of the Tiger: Searching for Nature's Answers in Southeast Asia

Soul of the Tiger: Searching for Nature's Answers in Southeast Asia

by Jeffrey A. McNeely, Paul S. Sochaczewski

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``This provocative and engrossing book focuses on the relationship between people and nature in southeast Asia, where the development of a world marketplace is undermining that relationship and thus the foundations of a society,'' declared PW. ``A solid combination of natural history and anthropology.'' (Mar.)
Library Journal
$19.95. nat hist This book combines natural history, mythology, and folk culture in an examination of the role of animals in Southeast Asian life, with mixed results. The first part introduces Buddhist and Hindu philosophies and sketches the influence of fire, irrigation, and commerce on the human relationship with wildlife. These chapters are disjointed and poorly focused. Much better are the chapters on individual animals, especially tigers, pigs, crocodiles, and even rats. The book concludes by arguing that the interest of rural peoples in preserving habitat and wildlife may be the last hope for rare species. Recommended for general collections, particularly for the extensive bibliography. Beth Clewis, Duke Univ. Lib

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