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Tiger [Paperback]

Stephen Mills

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July 3 2004

A rare look at a magnificent predator.

Supple, powerful, long, lean and intense, tigers are one of the world's most beautiful predators. Though fierce and efficient, an estimated 5,000 tigers are all that survive in the wild.

Tiger provides a thorough understanding of this remarkable animal based on firsthand observations. Using stunning photography and maps, the book reveals how shrinking habitats and decreasing food supplies are forcing tigers to live in unnaturally high densities, often with deadly results.

Tiger draws on the latest research and extensive field experience to deal with every aspect of its behavior:

  • Social structures
  • Breeding patterns and family life
  • Martial arts-like hunting tactics
  • Dietary favorites and oddities
  • Communication and interaction.

Two hundred and fifty photographs capture tigers in range of activities: devouring prey in the jungle, at play with cubs, warding off scavengers, at rest and on the prowl. Fascinating commentary offers intriguing new ideas about supporting this critically endangered animal, a first step in ensuring that they never die out.

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In Tiger, the largest of the big cats is presented in an intimate portrait. Mills examines what makes tigers such superb predators, looking at their prey and analyzing how tigers attack each type. Tiger behavior is both social and solitary, with courtship and mating, cub rearing, and observed differences in sociability covered in different chapters. Tigers are one of the few species that routinely kill humans, and yet fewer than 3 out of 100 tigers become human eaters. Tiger science, population, and conservation complete this very useful primer. Nancy Bent
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Very useful primer... good choice for a general collection. (Nancy Bent Booklist 2004-11-01)

Generously loaded with color photos and scads of information about the habits, character and sadly precarious future of these magnificent creatures. (Globe and Mail 2004-08-21)

While Mills obviously loves his subject, he does not sentimentalize it... This volume hits the perfect spot between a popular treatment and an overly academic study, and it will appeal to the serious amateur reader. (Nola Theiss Kliatt 2005-03-00)

A realistic picture of tigers as predators, man-eaters, and species in peril in a book designed for natural history enthusiasts and family libraries. (Wildlife Activist 2004-10-00)

What a beautiful book! The photographs are stunning and, together with the text, do a great job of communicating Mills' passion for tigers. (Brenda Dillon Resource Links 2004-12-00)

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Early one November morning in 2000 I was in the Kanha meadows in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, straining for a sight of a hunting tigress. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures March 27 2014
By Michael Tonderum - Published on Amazon.com
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My son would wish for a tiger with every birthday wish! This book has big vibrant picture of tigers and he really liked it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Jan. 31 2014
By Chris Zyrski - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a must have for any person trying to learn more about tigers and how to save them in this world. I also read tigers in red weather. This is an awesome compliment to that book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Buy Tiger Book Stephen Mills Aug. 26 2013
By saga voyages & cruises - Published on Amazon.com
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As I ordered a new copy of the Tiger book of Stephen Mills I am really disappointed that the book you send us is
obviously used (Omaha Public Library Sep 2004). The amount of US $ 88.96 is in this case much too high!
Please let us know what to do about this bad buy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful,wonderful book May 13 2013
By Angela G. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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I am so glad that I purchased this book for my daughter who loves tigers. Beautiful photography and great writing. Definitely will recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars tiger May 18 2014
By Guillermo Elias - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book, nice color photos, good paper and well documented text. Mr. Stephen Mills did a very good job.

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