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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival (Vintage Departures)
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival (Vintage Departures)
by John Vaillant
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A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator.   Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering... (read more)

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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
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A fascinating attempt to see through the eyes of another creature, John Vaillant's The Tiger is an intelligent and beautifully written blend of history, anthropology, zoology, ecology, and adventure. Compelling and resonant, The Tiger is a rare work of... (read more)

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Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat
Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat
by Steve Winter
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Tigers are in trouble, and National Geographic photographer Steve Winter is on a one-man mission to address the plight of this magnificent cat – while there’s still time.  Together with Panthera, the world’s largest... (read more)

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The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous
The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous
by Paula Wild
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The Cougar is a skillful blend of natural history, scientific research, First Nations stories, and first-person accounts. With her in-depth research, Paula Wild explores the relationship between mountain lions and humans and provides the most up-to-date... (read more)

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Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World
Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World
by Don Hunter
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"Just recently, we once again traveled the high roads of snow leopard country, enjoying the beauty of Ladakh's iconic monasteries and watching blue sheep graze steep mountainsides. We saw no snow leopards but sensed their presence, feeling lucky... (read more)

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The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature
The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature
by David Baron
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When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter... (read more)

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Leopard (Reaktion Books - Animal)
Leopard (Reaktion Books - Animal)
by Desmond Morris
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The sleek, spotted leopard may be the smallest of the big cats, but its ferocity and solitary style makes lions and tigers seem puny in comparison. Lacking the social mentality of other animals, the leopard is stealthy and selfish, ambushing its prey and... (read more)

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A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion
A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion
by Anthony Bourke
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In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Frees George... (read more)

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Lion Called Christian (09 Edition)
Lion Called Christian (09 Edition)
by Bourke
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In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Frees George... (read more)

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Ghost of Tsavo: Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa
Ghost of Tsavo: Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa
by Philip Caputo
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1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines›... (read more)

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Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa
Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa
by Kevin Richardson
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About a year ago, film started to circulate on YouTube® of a remarkable man named Kevin Richardson, an animal custodian in a South African animal park.   The film showed Richardson in his day-to-day work, looking some of the world's... (read more)

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Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore
Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore
by Kenneth A Logan
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Scientists and conservationists are beginning to understand the importance of top carnivores to the health and integrity of fully functioning ecosystems. As burgeoning human populations continue to impinge on natural landscapes, the need for... (read more)

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Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed
Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed
by Alan Rabinowitz
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Dubbed the Indiana Jones of wildlife science by The New York Times, Alan Rabinowitz has devoted—and risked—his life to protect natures great endangered mammals. He has journeyed to the remote corners of the earth in search of wild... (read more)

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Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats
Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats
by Alan Rabinowitz
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In 1987, zoologist Alan Rabinowitz was invited by the Thai government to study leopards, tigers, and other wildlife in the Huai Kha Khaeng valley, one of Southeast Asia's largest and most prized forests. It was hoped his research would help protect the... (read more)

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The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America
The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America
by David Baron
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When residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their backyards, it became clear that the cats had returned after decades of bounty hunting had driven them far from human settlement. In a riveting environmental tale that has... (read more)

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Big Cats: Kingdom of Might (Wildlife)
Big Cats: Kingdom of Might (Wildlife)
by Tom Brakefield
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Combines photography, research, and personal observations of the worlds eight big cats.... (read more)

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Fierce Beauty: Preserving the World of Wild Cats
Fierce Beauty: Preserving the World of Wild Cats
by Bhagavan Antle
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Fierce Beauty is a celebration of tigers, leopards, lions, ocelots, and other wild cats that inhabit The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS), a wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The institutes fifty acres are home... (read more)

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Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore
Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore
by Kenneth A Logan
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Scientists and conservationists are beginning to understand the importance of top carnivores to the health and integrity of fully functioning ecosystems. As burgeoning human populations continue to impinge on natural landscapes, the need for... (read more)

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Cats in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book
Cats in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book
by John Seidensticker
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What are cats? How do cats hunt? Do wild cats like catnip? Do cats dream? Cats in Question, a new book in Smithsonian's highly successful “In Question” series, offers authoritative and engaging answers to the thousands of questions about cats... (read more)

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The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations (Wildlife Behavior and Ecology)
The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations (Wildlife Behavior and Ecology)
by G B Schaller
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The Serengeti Lion won the National Book Award in 1973. "This is an important book, not just for its valuable information on lions, but for its broad, open,and intelligent approach to problems that cut across the fields of behavior, populations, ecology,... (read more)

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