Tigers of the World

Tigers of the World, Second Edition explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible.

Author: Ronald Tilson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080947514

Category: Nature

Page: 552

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The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988, when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation, there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done. Tigers of the World, 2e fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the world’s leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policymakers, and most importantly the caring public. *Examines the past twenty years of research from the world’s leading tiger experts on biology, politics, and conservation. *Describes latest methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species. *Includes coverage on genetics and ecology, policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, and the status of Asia’s last wild tigers. *Excellent resource for grad courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs. *New volume continues the classic Noyes Series in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management.
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Tigers of the World

Finally, the information in this book places real numbers on the remaining tiger populations, their habitat that is protected, and probabilities of these populations surviving an extinction.

Author: Ronald Lewis Tilson

Publisher: William Andrew Publishing

ISBN: 0815511337

Category: Nature

Page: 510

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In the last 50 years the tiger population in Asia has plummeted from 100,000 to about 5,000. The number of tigers is dangerously low, and the conservation of the world's remaining tigers is of global concern. Now, in this volume, 40 world authorities on tigers from Asia, Europe, and North America have summarized and identified the management, conservation, and research needs for this endangered species. A new disciplineùconservation biologyùis emerging and this book is an early contribution. It spans and unites theory, laboratory, and field studies with management practices of both the wild and captive populations. The book is based on the international symposium held in Minnesota, discusses the tiger's systematics and taxonomy, its status both in the wild and captivity, reproductive biology, and management and conservation strategies. In addition, an entire section is devoted to a discussion of the white tiger. The tigers of Indonesia, Nepal, Siberia, and China, as well as captive tigers are discussed. Finally, the information in this book places real numbers on the remaining tiger populations, their habitat that is protected, and probabilities of these populations surviving an extinction.
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Tigers

Here the life cycle of these magnificent cats is presented as they live their daily lives and fight for survival in the wild. This book includes 80 full-color photographs on tigers in action in their natural habitat.

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 1577170806

Category: Nature

Page: 72

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The largest of all the cats, the tiger's reputation is that of a fearsome predator, and occasionally, a man eater. Once numerous and covering a vast range, the tiger population today numbers little more than 6,000. In this volume, stunning action-photographs vividly portray the tiger as it stalks, chases, and attacks its prey. Gentler moments, such as the playful antics of young cubs under the watchful protection of their mother are also included. Here the life cycle of these magnificent cats is presented as they live their daily lives and fight for survival in the wild. This book includes 80 full-color photographs on tigers in action in their natural habitat.
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Endangered Tigers

The tiger is a legendary big cat inspiring stories, fear, awe, and admiration in people around the world. So why are tigers in danger of becoming extinct? Learn why they are threatened and how to help save this beautiful big cat.

Author: Carl R. Green

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766069046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The tiger is a legendary big cat inspiring stories, fear, awe, and admiration in people around the world. So why are tigers in danger of becoming extinct? Learn why they are threatened and how to help save this beautiful big cat.
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Riding the Tiger

If wild tigers are to survive through the next century, we must act now. Riding the Tiger is a comprehensive, scientific and eminently readable account of the problems and possible solutions of securing a future for wild tigers.

Author: John Seidensticker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648351

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Beauty, grace and power make the tiger one of the world's most loved animals, yet it is precisely these qualities that have been its downfall. Poaching for skins and body parts, loss of habitat and prey and conflicts between people and wild tigers have caused catastrophic declines in tiger numbers throughout their range. If wild tigers are to survive through the next century, we must act now. Riding the Tiger is a comprehensive, scientific and eminently readable account of the problems and possible solutions of securing a future for wild tigers. Lavishly illustrated in full colour, it is written by leading conservationists working throughout Asia. It is a vital information resource for tiger conservationists in the field, necessary reading for serious students of carnivore conservation and conservation biologists in general, and an accessible overview of tiger conservation for general readers.
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Tigers

Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and efforts to save the tiger.

Author: Ann Squire

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 0516227963

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and efforts to save the tiger.
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Tigers

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of tigers.

Author: Amelie von Zumbusch

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404236325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of tigers.
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Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon

Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon is a modern-day fable that cleverly brings to life the ups and downs of business interactions with China and being under the thumb of a private equity company.

Author: Jim Tompkins

Publisher: Tompkins Press

ISBN: 9781930426061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon is a modern-day fable that cleverly brings to life the ups and downs of business interactions with China and being under the thumb of a private equity company. Rich Morrison, the new CEO of a lingerie manufacturing company, feels as if he's on a crazy, never-ending treadmill powered by a tightfisted overlord who thinks China holds the key to all riches and that financial forecasts can actually predict the future. From North Carolina to New York City and finally to China Rich navigates the stormy waters of today's global business world with his executive team and his wife, Melissa. Along the way, he learns what he really wants out of life and how to get it. A compassionate and intelligent leader, Rich also learns how the tigers of the Western world and the dragons of the Chinese world can come together by developing and cultivating Guanxi. It is no wonder that executives from large and medium-sized companies alike are calling Jim Tompkins' latest book 'a fun read that teaches us the realities of doing business with Asia.'
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Amur Tiger

Author: David Prynn

Publisher: Russian Nature Press

ISBN: 0953299031

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 200

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Blood of the Tiger

Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild.

Author: J. A. Mills

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807074978

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater danger than ever—from a menace few experts saw coming. There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s elite. Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild. In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland. Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals. From the Hardcover edition.
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Can We Share the World with Tigers

Explains why the changes people make to the environment put plants and animals at risk for extinction and outlines steps that can be taken to save them.

Author: Robert E. Wells

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 9780807510551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explains why the changes people make to the environment put plants and animals at risk for extinction and outlines steps that can be taken to save them.
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The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers

This book analyzes the Hanshin Tiger phenomenon, and offers an account of why it has long been so compelling and instructive.

Author: William W. Kelly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520971141

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For over fifty years, the Tigers have been the one of the country’s most watched and talked-about professional baseball teams, second only to their powerful rivals, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. Despite a largely losing record, perennial frustration, and infighting among players, the Tigers remain overwhelming sentimental favorites in many parts of the country. This book analyzes the Hanshin Tiger phenomenon, and offers an account of why it has long been so compelling and instructive. Author William Kelly argues that the Tigers represent what he calls a sportsworld —a collective product of the actions of players, coaching staff, management, media, and millions of passionate fans. The team has come to symbolize a powerful counter-narrative to idealized notions of Japanese workplace relations. The Tigers are savored as a melodramatic representation of real corporate life, rife with rivalries and office politics familiar to every Japanese worker. And playing in a historic stadium on the edge of Osaka, they carry the hopes and frustrations of Japan’s second city against the all-powerful capital.
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Tigers I and II

Through more than 175 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of this famed German tank.

Author: David Doyle

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 0764358480

Category: History

Page: 112

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Germany's Tiger tank, whether in the form of the Tiger I or later Tiger II (King Tiger), was the most feared tank of WWII. Despite production totaling fewer than 2,000 units, its heavy armor, its power, and perhaps the even more powerful Nazi propaganda machine ensured that the Tiger remains well known over seven decades after last being on the battlefield. Through more than 175 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of this famed German tank. Full-color photographs of rare surviving examples from around the globe augment carefully selected war-era photos in bringing this tank back to life. Comprehensive tables reveal the details of performance and technical specifications of each variant. A concise, easy-to-read text and detailed photographic captions expose the secrets of this iconic tank. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
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Tigers in the Mud

Author and tank commander Otto Carius thrusts the reader firsthand into the thick of battle, replete with the blood, smoke, mud, and gunpowder so common to the elite German fighting units.

Author: Otto Carius

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811729117

Category: History

Page: 365

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WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.
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Land of the Tiger

Showcases the diversity and beauty of the animals sharing the tiger's domain and documents the strain that modern and urban values place on India's ecosystems

Author: Valmik Thapar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520214706

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Showcases the diversity and beauty of the animals sharing the tiger's domain and documents the strain that modern and urban values place on India's ecosystems
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Amazing Tigers

You can learn how they live, what they eat, why are they endangered and so on. This book features approximately 48 beautiful photos of tigers and their cubs plus tiger artworks by Jasmina Susak.

Author: Jasmina Susak

Publisher: Jasmina Susak

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 71

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An informational book about tigers. Interesting facts about these amazing creatures. You can learn how they live, what they eat, why are they endangered and so on. This book features approximately 48 beautiful photos of tigers and their cubs plus tiger artworks by Jasmina Susak.
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Tigers

Tigers is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals for children aged 5-7 / KS1.

Author: Valerie Bodden

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 1445129566

Category: Tiger

Page: 24

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Owls are one of the world's most amazing animals Immerse yourself in their feathery world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and why many of them sleep during the day. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent birds. Owls is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
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The Deer and the Tiger

"This book is a treasure house of biological information and it is also a delight to read. . .

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226736571

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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The Deer and the Tiger is Schaller's detailed account of the ecology and behavior of Bengal tigers and four species of the hoofed mammals on which they prey, based on his observations in India's Kanha National Park. "This book is a treasure house of biological information and it is also a delight to read. . . . Excellent phoographs accompany the text."—Robert K. Enders, American Scientist "The one book that has been my greatest source of inspiration is The Deer and the Tiger by George Schaller, based on the first ever scientific field study of the tiger. . . . This book is written by a scientist, but speaks from the heart. . . . It reveals startling information on feeding habitats, territorial behaviour, and the nuances that make up the language of the forest; you become totally immersed in the world of the tiger. . . . For all of us who work in tiger conservation, this book is the bible."—Valmik Thapar, BBC Wildlife
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The Last Tiger

Living in a world with no trees or plants, Luka meets and befriends the last remaining tiger and discovers a secret to share with the rest of the world.

Author: Rebecca Elliott

Publisher: Lion Children's

ISBN: 0745963498

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Living in a world with no trees or plants, Luka meets and befriends the last remaining tiger and discovers a secret to share with the rest of the world.
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