Author: K. Ullas Karanth
Publisher: Centre for Wildlife Studies
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8190144200
Ullas Karanth brings a unique combination of practical experience, deep commitment and scientific rigor to this up-to- date study, illustrated by some of the world’s leading wildlife photographers.
Tigers have been admired and revered by human cultures for thousands of years. They have also been ruthlessly persecuted as pests or killed for trophies and body part. Now, the tiger is used as a powerful symbol for global conservation.
Wildlife biologist Ullas Karanth, who has studied wild tigers since the 1980s, takes us on a journey into their secret world. He looks at how humans have interacted with tigers from prehistoric times to the present day, and at how modern science has helped us replace traditional tiger myths with reliable knowledge. He shows how tigers evolved and spread, across snowbound Russia to the dry forests of India, from the reed beds of Iran to the rainforests of Indonesia, only to be constricted again by human activities such as agriculture, hunting, and solitary animals live in the wild, find each other, raise cubs and eventually die.
Why Save Tigers?
How Tigers Came to Be
Dressed To Kill
Predatory Ecology and Behavior
Solitary, But Not Alone
How Many Tiger?
Index, Recommended Reading