Land of the Tiger A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent The extraordinarily diverse Indian subcontinent covers a vast area extending from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east and stretching north to the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal Mark

  • Title: Land of the Tiger: A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent
  • Author: Valmik Thapar
  • ISBN: 9780520214705
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The extraordinarily diverse Indian subcontinent covers a vast area extending from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east and stretching north to the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal Marked by dramatic extremes of climate and terrain, it is home to black bears, snow leopards, elephants, and flying lizards, and it is the only place in the world where both lionThe extraordinarily diverse Indian subcontinent covers a vast area extending from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east and stretching north to the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal Marked by dramatic extremes of climate and terrain, it is home to black bears, snow leopards, elephants, and flying lizards, and it is the only place in the world where both lions and tigers reside.After a lifetime devoted to the study and conservation of the tiger, Valmik Thapar turns his attention to the plants and animals that share the tiger s domain How have so many species survived on such a crowded continent, where twenty percent of the world s population exerts intense pressure on the environment Thapar links the region s tremendous diversity to the reverence shown to nature by Eastern religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism But fifty years after India s independence, modern and urban values are seriously eroding the subcontinent s ecosystems.Thapar s careful natural history is enriched by his personal anecdotes and musings on spirituality and culture His own reverence for the wildlife and landscape he encounters and his brilliant photographs make this book an enthralling read, and it is also a moving argument for vigilant nature conservation on the Indian subcontinent.

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    1. _Land of the Tiger: A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent_ by Valmik Thapar is a beautiful coffee table type book that I originally bought for its gorgeous full color photos of Indian wildlife and natural landscapes but ended up reading its fairly extensive text (and was glad I did so). Written to accompany a PBS television series (which unfortunately I have not seen), it is a great non-specialist introduction to the wildlife of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, and Bangla [...]

    2. Imagine a Planet Earth episode focused entirely on India, and then presented in book form. The result is In the Land of the Tiger, which takes readers on a guide through the lush natural landscape of the Indian subcontinent, starting from the mountains and following the rivers to the coast, from there visiting islands before examining other disparate areas of the land. This volume is replete both with photos and picturesque writing, displaying a soul-stirring variety of animals. Many I had no id [...]

    3. Land of the Tiger: A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent_ by Valmik Thapar gives a mesmerizing deep insight into the natural history of India covering the tiger's domain and going beyond.The book covers the most spectacular wildlife in the country covering all the landscapes of its immense vastness from the Icy Mountains - Arid Desserts - and the Wet Evergreen Forests read if you are a wildlife aficionado!!!the illustrations are the icing on the cake. a sublime mosaic of the tiger country [...]

    4. This is an engrossing introduction to the wildlife of the Indian Subcontinent. The vivid descriptions and photography in places made me feel like I was there. I wish there was more!

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