Along the Bay of Bengal, between the countries of India and Bangladesh, stretches a strange and beautiful landscape—part ocean, part river, part forest. This is the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, and it is home to more tigers than anywhere else on the earth. Nowhere else do tigers live in a mangrove swamp. Nowhere else do healthy tigers routinely hunt people. Yet about three hundred people a year are killed by the tigers of the Sundarbans. And no one knows why.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Researching films, articles, and 22 books, SY MONTGOMERY has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at symontgomery.com and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.
Hometown:Hancock, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:February 7, 1958
Place of Birth:Frankfurt, Germany
Education:Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Scientists In The Field-type book puts the reader into the boots of a scientist. Several questions are raised about the mysterious and unusual tigers that have no clear answers. The reader is challenged to speculate what it must be like for a scientist who would like to investigate these tigers. Easy to read maps help the reader better understand the tigers' shrinking range and numbers. Beautiful photographs are interspersed with the text as we meet native people who live and work near the tigers' territory. The culture of the native people and their paradoxical admiration and fear of the tigers is explained in their own words. The author also speaks directly to the reader throughout this very engaging book.
The book was interesting.