Land of the Tiger: A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Nature - 288 pages
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In Land of the Tiger, Valmik Thapar explores the natural history of this extraordinarily diverse region marked by dramatic extremes of climate and terrain, the only place in the world where both lions and tigers reside. After a lifetime devoted to the study and conservation of the tiger, Thapar turns to the immense task of documenting the diversity and beauty of the species of plants and animals that share the tiger's domain. He asks how so many species have managed to survive on such a crowded continent, where 20 percent of the world's population exerts an intense pressure on the environment. Thapar links the reverence shown to nature by Eastern religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, to the tremendous diversity that remains on the subcontinent today. Fifty years after Indian independence, however, modern and urban values are beginning to destroy the subcontinent's ecosystems.
 

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An absorbing account of Wildlife in India, is a treat to nature lovers. The photographs and exhaustive details are par excellence. Shall we human being also not give them a chance to live on this planet?

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
ICY MOUNTAINS
27
SACRED WATERS
69
OCEANS AND ISLANDS
123
HARSH DESERTS
165
THE TIGERS DOMAIN
239
EPILOGUE
277
PICTURE CREDITS
288
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About the author (1997)

Valmik Thapar is one of the world's leading tiger experts. Since 1972 he has dedicated his life to filming, recording, and photographing tigers in the wild and working for their preservation. He is the Executive Director of the Ranthambhore Foundation and author of several books on tigers, including The Tiger's Destiny (1992). Valmik Thapar is the presenter of the BBC television series Land of the Tiger.

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