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Man-Eaters of Kumaon - Jim Corbett

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2017
ISBN: 9781910723432
Number Of Pages: 272

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The presence of a man-eating tiger in the impoverished rural community of Nainital spread fear and panic among the terrified locals. This tigress had already devoured over 460 victims by the time Jim Corbett was approached to track and kill her in 1907. These ten thrilling and moving tales are Corbett's first-hand accounts as he expertly tracks and kills many tigers and two leopards which had become man-eaters, driven to this by injury or extreme old age. No one understood the signs of the jungle better than Corbett.

A skilled tracker, Corbett preferred to hunt alone and on foot, sometimes accompanied by his small dog Robin. He derived intense happiness from his observations of wildlife and was an important conservationist as well as a tracker and ace shot. He empathised with the impoverished people amongst whom he lived, in what is today Uttrakhand, and he established India's first tiger sanctuary there. Corbett's writing is as immediate and accessible today as it was when first published in 1944.

About the Author

Jim Corbett was born in 1875 in the Himalayas to Irish parents, one of 16 children. His father was the postmaster there. Roaming daily from his home, Jim was fascinated as a young boy by the surrounding jungle and its flora and fauna. He refused bounties and lived simply. He retired with his sister to Kenya where he died aged 79.

ISBN: 9781910723432
ISBN-10: 1910723436
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.54

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