Tigers of the World

The Science, Politics and Conservation of Panthera tigris
Author: Ronald Tilson,Philip J. Nyhus
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080947518
Category: Nature
Page: 552
View: 7975
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.

Land of the Tiger

A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent
Author: Valmik Thapar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520214705
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 1599
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

Tigers of the World

The Biology, Biopolitics, Management, and Conservation of an Endangered Species
Author: Ronald Lewis Tilson,Ulysses S. Seal
Publisher: William Andrew Publishing
ISBN: 9780815511335
Category: Nature
Page: 510
View: 9098
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.

Riding the Tiger

Tiger Conservation in Human-Dominated Landscapes
Author: John Seidensticker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521648356
Category: Nature
Page: 383
View: 2294
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.

Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon

Author: Jim Tompkins
Publisher: Tompkins Press
ISBN: 1930426062
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
View: 5065
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.'

The Deer and the Tiger

Author: George B. Schaller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226736570
Category: Nature
Page: 384
View: 8449
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

The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers

Professional Baseball in Modern Japan
Author: William W. Kelly
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520971140
Category: Social Science
Page: 321
View: 2770
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.


The Ultimate Guide
Author: Valmik Thapar
Publisher: Vanguard Pr
Category: Nature
Page: 339
View: 8983
A passionate first-person narrative by Valmik Thapar, who has spent most of the last thirty years observing tigers in the wild and fighting to ensure their survival, is supplemented by the latest scientific findings and essays by twenty of the world's most renowned experts. This stunning book explores every aspect of one of nature's most majestic animals, making Tiger: The Ultimate Guide as authoritative as it is beautiful. Book jacket.

Bones of the Tiger

Protecting the Man-Eaters of Nepal
Author: Hemanta Mishra
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762763027
Page: N.A
View: 9117

Wild Cats of the World

Author: Mel Sunquist,Fiona Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226779998
Category: Nature
Page: 452
View: 8193
A detailed volume on thirty-six species of cats from around the world, from the two-pound black-footed cat to the 500-pound tiger, draws on a wide range of sources and provides information on each variety's characteristics, distribution, ecology, behavior, status in the wild, and conservation efforts.


Author: Ann Squire
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516227962
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 47
View: 9899
Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and efforts to save the tiger.

Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn

The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine
Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597269537
Category: Nature
Page: 312
View: 6766
In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally poached for their horns, as are tigers for their bones, thought to improve virility. Booming economies and growing wealth in parts of Asia are increasing demand for these precious medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for temporary treatments for nausea and erectile dysfunction. Richard Ellis, one of the world's foremost experts in wildlife extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, in the hope that through an exposure of this drug trade, something can be done to save the animals most direly threatened. Trade in animal parts for traditional Chinese medicine is a leading cause of species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is increasing at an alarming rate. Most of traditional Chinese medicine relies on herbs and other plants, and is not a cause for concern. Ellis illuminates those aspects of traditional medicine, but as wildlife habitats are shrinking for the hunted large species, the situation is becoming ever more critical. One hundred years ago, there were probably 100,000 tigers in India, South China, Sumatra, Bali, Java, and the Russian Far East. The South Chinese, Caspian, Balinese, and Javan species are extinct. There are now fewer than 5,000 tigers in all of India, and the numbers are dropping fast. There are five species of rhinoceros--three in Asia and two in Africa--and all have been hunted to near extinction so their horns can be ground into powder, not for aphrodisiacs, as commonly thought, but for ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. In 1930, there were 80,000 black rhinos in Africa. Now there are fewer than 2,500. Tigers, bears, and rhinos are not the only animals pursued for the sake of alleviating human ills--the list includes musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of those rare species call us to attention. Ellis tells us what has been done successfully, and contemplates what can and must be done to save these animals or, sadly, our children will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears in their lifetime.


A Portrait of the Animal World
Author: Lee Server
Publisher: Nlb
ISBN: 9781597641463
Category: Nature
Page: 72
View: 7128
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.

The Tigers of '68

Baseball's Last Real Champions
Author: George Cantor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589799291
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 5545
They had two future Hall of Famers, the last pitcher to win thirty games, and a supporting cast of some of the most peculiar individuals ever to play in the majors. But more than that, the 1968 Detroit Tigers symbolize a lost era in baseball. It was a time before runaway salaries and designated hitters. Before divisional playoffs and drug suspensions. Before teams measured their well-being by the number of corporate boxes in their ballpark and the cable contract in their pocket. It was the last season of baseball’s most colorful and nostalgic period. It was surely not a more innocent time. The 1968 Tigers were a team of hell-raisers, the second coming of the Gas House Gang. They brawled on the field and partied hard afterward. They bickered with each other and ignored their manager. They won game after game with improbable rallies on their last at-bat and grabbed the World Championship by coming back from a three games to one deficit to beat the most dominant pitcher in the World Series history in the deciding seventh game. Their ultimate hero, Mickey Lolich, was a man who threw left-handed, thought “upside down,” and rode motorcycles to the ballpark. Their thirty-game winner, Denny McLain, played the organ in various night spots, placed bets over the clubhouse phone, and incidentally, overpowered the American League. Their prize pinch-hitter, Gates Brown, had done hard time in the Ohio Penitentiary. Their top slugger, Willie Horton, would have rather been boxing. Their centerfielder, Mickey Stanley, a top defensive outfielder, would unselfishly volunteer to play the biggest games of his life at shortstop, so that their great outfielder, Al Kaline, could get into the World Series lineup. The story of this team, their triumph, and what happened in their lives afterward, is one of the great dramas of baseball history. The Tigers of ’68 is the uproarious, stirring tale of this team, the last to win a pure pennant (before each league was divided into two divisions and playoffs were added) and World Series. Award-winning journalist George Cantor, who covered the Tigers that year for the Detroit Free Press, revisits the main performers on the team and then weaves their memories and stories (warts and all) into an absorbing narrative that revives all of the delicious—and infamous—moments that made the season unforgettable. Tommy Matchick’s magical ninth-inning home run, Jim Northrup’s record-setting grand slams, Jon Warden’s torrid April, Dick McAuliffe’s charge to the mound, Denny McLain’s gift to Mickey Mantle, the nearly unprecedented comeback in the World Series, and dozens more. The ’68 Tigers occupy a special place in the history of the city of Detroit. They’ve joined their predecessors of 1935 as an almost mythic unit—more than a baseball team. The belief has passed into Detroit folklore. Many people swear, as Willie Horton says, that they were “put here by God to save the city.” The Tigers of ’68 will help you understand why.


Author: Valerie Bodden
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781445129563
Category: Tiger
Page: 24
View: 2528
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.

Mystery Cats of the World

From Blue Tigers to Exmoor Beasts
Author: Karl P. N. Shuker
Publisher: N.A
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 256
View: 9089

Implications for Savings of Aging in the Asian "Tigers"

Author: Mr. Steven A. Symansky,Mr. Peter S. Heller
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451900929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 42
View: 5882
Significant aging is projected for many high-saving emerging economies of East and Southeast Asia. By 2025, the share of the elderly in their populations will at least double in most of these countries. The share of the young will fall. Aging populations could adversely affect saving rates in these economies, particularly after 2025. For the world, one may observe that, initially, the Asian Tigers could become increasingly important for world savings, reflecting their increased weight in the world economy, their high saving and growth rates, and the aging of the industrial countries. After 2025, the aging of the Tigers may reinforce the tendency toward a declining world saving rate.

The Night Tiger

A Novel
Author: Yangsze Choo
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250175445
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2822
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —Kirkus (starred review) An utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever. As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes. Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible. "A work of incredible beauty... Astoundingly captivating and striking... A transcendent story of courage and connection." —Booklist (starred review)

The World of Animals

Author: Martin Walters,Jinny Johnson
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780890516171
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 4343
Presents thorough information on different types of animals from simple single living cells to the most complex kinds of mammals.

Tigers in the Mud

The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius
Author: Otto Carius
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811729116
Category: History
Page: 365
View: 5636
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.