From the award-winning author of The Soul of the Rhino, the story of one man quest to save the tigers of Nepal
“For anyone concerned about the plight of the tiger, the most magnificent of the big cats, this book is a must.” —Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
“Bones of the Tiger could have only been written by someone who has been there and done that before. Well written, absorbing, and spiced with bittersweet moments, it is a must-read for all Americans who are committed to help save the tiger in the wild.” —John Seidensticker, PhD, Chairman of the Save the Tiger Fund
“This book’s sobering conclusions make it important reading for environmentalists, development specialists, and everyone concerned with the King of the Jungle. -Phillip Trimble, former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal
“A tale of tigers, royalty, science, and intrigue-and, above all, hope. … Very hard to put down.” -Thomas E. Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, Heinz Center
“A good adventure combines the exotic with the unpredictable–and that was certainly so in our encounter with the man-eating Nepalese tiger. This experience is masterfully recounted in Bones of the Tiger by Hemanta Mishra.” —Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter
Tiger conservation is one of today’s most pressing environmental issues. From a world population of approximately 100,000 tigers in 1900, these majestic carnivores have dwindled to less than 3,500 in the wild today, much of this due to poaching and habitat destruction. A. true adventure tale, Bones of the Tiger tells the fascinating story of one man’s quest to save the man-eating tigers of Nepal. Set in Royal Chitwan National Park, it is also a timely story, given that 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.
Hemanta Mishra is the author of the widely praised The Soul of the Rhino (Lyons Press), selected as one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly. A distinguished biologist and conservationist who has worked with the Smithsonian Institution and the World Wildlife Fund, he was awarded the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize. He lives in Vienna, Virginia. Jim Ottaway Jr., an American writer and the former chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc., has long supported conservation efforts in the Himalayas.