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Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans

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A book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people--swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.

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Filled with beauty and suspense, this book is a deep quest by a superb nature writer to plumb the reality of the Sundarbans, one of the world's great tidal deltas, and one of the last hunting grounds of the Bengal tiger. The people of the Sundarbans see the huge, silent killer not only as prey sees its predator, but as a holy man sees his god.

About the Author

"Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson," as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the world's most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603580595
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photo insert
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Filled with beauty and suspense, this book is a deep quest by a superb nature writer to plumb the reality of the Sundarbans, one of the world's great tidal deltas, and one of the last hunting grounds of the Bengal tiger. The people of the Sundarbans see the huge, silent killer not only as prey sees its predator, but as a holy man sees his god.
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