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In 1972, Eric Dinerstein was in film school at Northwestern University, with few thoughts of nature, let alone tiger-filled jungles at the base of the Himalayas or the antelope-studded Serengeti plain. Yet thanks to some inspiring teachers and the squawk of a little green heron that awakened him to nature's fundamental wonders, Dinerstein would ultimately become a leading conservation biologist, traveling to these and other remote corners of the world to protect creatures ranging from the striking snow leopard to the homely wrinkle-faced bat.

Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations takes readers on Dinerstein's unlikely journey to conservation's frontiers, from early research in Nepal to recent expeditions as head of Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. We are there as the author renews his resolve after being swept downstream on an elephant's back, tracks snow leopards in the mountains of Kashmir with a remarkable housewife turned zoologist, and finds unexpected grit in a Manhattanite donor he guides into the wildest reaches of the Orinoco River. At every turn, we meet professed and unprofessed ecologists who share Dinerstein's mission, a cast of free-spirited characters uncommonly committed to-and remarkably successful at-preserving slices of the world's natural heritage.

A simple sense of responsibility, one feels, shines through all of Dinerstein's experiences: not just to marvel at what we see, but to join in efforts sustain the planet's exquisite design. Tigerland's message is clear: individuals make all the difference; if we combine science, advocacy, and passion, ambitious visions for conservation can become reality-even against overwhelming odds.

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Readers are invited to follow Dinerstein's unlikely journey to conservation's frontiers, from early research in Nepal to recent expeditions as head of Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund, from being swept downstream on an elephant's back to tracking snow leopards in the mountains of Kashmir.

About the Author

ERIC DINERSTEIN is Chief Scientist and Vice-President for Science at World Wildlife Fund-US. Over the past 30 years he has studied tigers, rhinos, bats, and many other creatures around the globe. He is the co-author of The Global 200 Ecoregions, a widely used blueprint for identifying and protecting the most representative and biologically important regions on Earth, examples of which form the basis of this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Natures Belated Embrace

 

PART I. Early Wanderings

Chapter 1. Tigerland

Chapter 2. An Inordinate Fondness for Bats

Chapter 3. Kingdom of the Snow Leopard

 

PART II. Further Detours

Chapter 4. Last Voyage of Captaincookia

Chapter 5. Return to the Lost World

Chapter 6. Miombo Warriors 

Chapter 7 Trespassers in Eden 

Chapter 8. Where the Buffalo Still Thunder

 

Epilogue: Re-tigering

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635783
Author:
Dinerstein, Eric
Publisher:
Shearwater Books
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Conservation biology
Subject:
Endangered ecosystems
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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