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“ A white leg was suddenly thrust up into the air and violently agitated, and the next moment there was a deep-throated growl—the tigers were on the kill and were having a difference of opinion over some toothful morsel. For several minutes, I stood perfectly still; the leg continued to be agitated, but the growl was not repeated. A nearer approach was not advisable, for even if I succeeded in covering the thirty yards without being seen, and managed to kill one of the tigers, the other, as likely as not, would blunder into me, and the ground I was on would give me no chance of defending myself.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A tracker-turned-conservationist, Jim Corbett was a renowned writer and wildlife expert. Born on 25 July 1875, he was appointed a colonel in the British Indian Army and was often requested by the government of the United Provinces (modern-day Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) to hunt man-eaters and leopards that spread terror in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

An avid photographer, Corbett’s books, particularly Man-eaters of Kumaon and Jungle Lore achieved international critical acclaim and earned global recognition.

As a conservationist, Corbett was instrumental in spreading awareness and drawing up programmes for the protection of India’s wildlife. He also played a key role in the creation of a national reserve for the Bengal tiger.

As a homage to his tireless contribution to wildlife conservation and welfare, the national reserve was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in 1957, two years after Corbett passed away in 1955.

GÉNERO
Ciencia y naturaleza
PUBLICADO
2017
8 de febrero
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
267
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Om Books International
VENTAS
OM PRAKASH MAGO
TAMAÑO
5.9
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