Bones of the Tiger: Protecting the Man-Eaters of Nepal

Bones of the Tiger: Protecting the Man-Eaters of Nepal

by Hemanta Mishra

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Tiger conservation is one of today’s most pressing environmental issues. From a world population of approximately 100,000 tigers in 1900, these majestic carnivores have dwindled to less than 3,500 in the wild today, much of this due to poaching and habitat destruction. The author tells the fascinating story of one man’s quest to save the man-eating tigers of Nepal. Unique in explaining the real story of atypical tiger behavior—behavior that ultimately leads to conflict with humans, sometimes resulting in death—this book also includes stunning photos by renowned Japanese photographer Mashahiro Iijima.

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ISBN-13: 9780762763023
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hemanta Mishra, author of the widely praised The Soul of the Rhino (Lyons Press), is a distinguished biologist and conservationist who has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the World Wildlife Fund, and the World Bank. He was awarded the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize and is credited with halting the extinction of the rhino and tiger populations of Nepal by merging Eastern philosophy with Western science.


Jim Ottaway Jr., an American writer and the former chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc., has long supported conservation efforts in the Himalayas.

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Bones of the Tiger: Protecting the Man-Eaters of Nepal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Stbalbach on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fairly quick but good read by a native of Nepal who has been protecting wildlife there for decades. It's interesting to hear the perspective from someone who is actually from a third world country instead of an American or European conservationist. Mishra shows protecting tigers from extinction is very complex and difficult. The book is a mixture of personal stories, history, biology and the current state of tigers. 2010 was the Year of the Tiger and this was an excellent contribution, I applaud Mishra for his dedication and work. He also lead me to an obscure book Tiger for Breakfast which I hope to read soon.