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

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University of Hawaii Press, 1995 - Social Science - 390 pages
Anecdotes, facts, and observations on the role animals play in the daily life of Southeast Asian villages.
 

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Soul of the tiger: searching for nature's answers in exotic Southeast Asia

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Searching for Natural Answers
5
Flames and Farmers
27
Traders and Invaders
48
Protector of the Buddha
71
Ganesh the Potbellied Elephant God
91
Mermaid Queens and Javanese Sultans
113
The Soul of the Tiger
133
Monkeys in the Rafters
157
Brown Ivory
234
Equals Among Equals
244
A Snowman in the Jungle
255
Return to the Wild
270
Gnawing Persistence
290
The Cycle of Progress
310
Scientific Names of Species
333
Bibliography
355

Jungle Tractors
179
Here Be Dragons
200
Drugstores on the Hoof
213

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