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Tiger

by Stephen Mills
     
 

A rare look at a magnificent predator.

Supple, powerful, long, lean and intense, tigers are one of the world's most beautiful predators. Though fierce and efficient, an estimated 5,000 tigers are all that survive in the wild.

Tiger provides a thorough understanding of this remarkable animal based on firsthand observations. Using stunning

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A rare look at a magnificent predator.

Supple, powerful, long, lean and intense, tigers are one of the world's most beautiful predators. Though fierce and efficient, an estimated 5,000 tigers are all that survive in the wild.

Tiger provides a thorough understanding of this remarkable animal based on firsthand observations. Using stunning photography and maps, the book reveals how shrinking habitats and decreasing food supplies are forcing tigers to live in unnaturally high densities, often with deadly results.

Tiger draws on the latest research and extensive field experience to deal with every aspect of its behavior:

  • Social structures
  • Breeding patterns and family life
  • Martial arts-like hunting tactics
  • Dietary favorites and oddities
  • Communication and interaction.

Two hundred and fifty photographs capture tigers in range of activities: devouring prey in the jungle, at play with cubs, warding off scavengers, at rest and on the prowl. Fascinating commentary offers intriguing new ideas about supporting this critically endangered animal, a first step in ensuring that they never die out.

Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail
Generously loaded with color photos and scads of information about the habits, character and sadly precarious future of these magnificent creatures.
Booklist - Nancy Bent
Very useful primer... good choice for a general collection.
Wildlife Activist
A realistic picture of tigers as predators, man-eaters, and species in peril in a book designed for natural history enthusiasts and family libraries.
Resource Links - Brenda Dillon
What a beautiful book! The photographs are stunning and, together with the text, do a great job of communicating Mills' passion for tigers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979495
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/03/2004
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Stephen Mills is a professional naturalist and has studied tigers in India and Nepal for twenty years. He is the author of Nature in Its Place.

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