The Jim Corbett Omnibus

Author: Jim Corbett
Editor: OUP India
Size: 16,22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 600

Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon, the three classic collections of Corbett's hunting stories, which vividly bring to life the drama and beauty of the jungle and its wildlife are here brought together in a single volume for the first time.

The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus

Author: Jim Corbett
Size: 18,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 260

Here, For The First Time, Three Classic Corbett Books Within The Covers Of One Hardback Voume, Jungle Lore; My India; Tree Tops.

Shooting A Tiger

Author: Vijaya Ramadas Mandala
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199096600
Size: 12,68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 530

The figure of the white hunter sahib proudly standing over the carcass of a tiger with a gun in hand is one of the most powerful and enduring images of the empire. This book examines the colonial politics that allowed British imperialists to indulge in such grand posturing as the rulers and protectors of indigenous populations. This work studies the history of hunting and conservation in colonial India during the high imperial decades of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At this time, not only did hunting serve as a metaphor for colonial rule signifying the virile sportsmanship of the British hunter, but it also enabled vital everyday governance through the embodiment of the figure of the officer–hunter–administrator. Using archival material and published sources, the author examines hunting and wildlife conservation from various social and ethnic perspectives, and also in different geographical contexts, extending our understanding of the link between shikar and governance.

Planet Savers

Author: Kevin Desmond
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351280309
Size: 17,84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 108

Protecting the planet is everyone's work. But we all have our own heroes in whatever area we are working. Planet Savers brings together the varied stories of the hundreds of movers and shakers that have spoken up throughout history and taken action to defend the world from pollution, deforestation, species loss and climate change. From Theodore Roosevelt to Al Gore; from Francis of Assisi to David Attenborough – and from hundreds more men and women that you will know little, if anything, about. Scientists, artists, business people, priests, lawyers, poets, politicians, activists and more, from every continent of the world. Their work has enthused us about the natural world and warned us that we must do much more to preserve it. The Indian woman who became the world's first environmental martyr; the Baptist Reverend who asked "What Would Jesus Drive?"; the Quaker big game hunter who set up the first conservation organisation; the Shakespearian actor who revolutionised organic gardening; and the housewife whose campaign against toxic waste forced a President to act. The book is a cornucopia of people who from time immemorial have put their careers, reputations and lives on the line to protect our planet from its governing inhabitants – the human race. Today, as thousands of species of animals and plants are faced with extinction, thousands of years of indigenous knowledge is lost in the face of technological advance, and we become more and more aware of the potential doomsday scenario of a warming world, we need Planet Savers more than ever. Our inspiration can be the 301 environmental lives portrayed in this book. These people cared enough to do something about it. Planet Savers is both a tribute and a catalyst: a tribute to the people that loved the planet enough to want to act to save it, and a catalyst for the people who will be inspired to act after reading it. New Planet Savers are at work right now in rainforests and megacities; in community centres and boardrooms; at road protests and in courtrooms, all over the world. If this book has one great aim it is to inspire you, the reader, to join them. It is a book that every home should own.

The Tiger

Author: Syead Wahabuddin Nasir
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1642490865
Size: 12,57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 217

Get ready for an adrenalin-packed adventure across the tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh, as the young author passionately trails the striped beauty in its natural habitat. The author’s vivid account of his encounters in the wilderness will magically transport you to the jungles of Central India. Out in the jungles, you are sure to hear the calls of the sambars and cheetals and feel the stealthy movements of the tigers and leopards waiting to prey upon their unsuspecting victims. Amidst all the action and thrill, you will also discover astonishing facts about the big cat and its unique behavior in the wild and understand the need to save our glorious tigers from vanishing into oblivion.

Sportsman S Library

Author: Stephen Bodio
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794038
Size: 10,93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 252

100 Essential, Engaging, Offbeat, and Occasionally Odd Fishing and Hunting Books for the Adventurous Reader


Author: Sudipta Sen
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300242670
Size: 12,27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 257

A sweeping, interdisciplinary history of the world’s third-largest river, a potent symbol across South Asia and the Hindu diaspora Originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is India’s most important and sacred river. In this unprecedented work, historian Sudipta Sen tells the story of the Ganges, from the communities that arose on its banks to the merchants that navigated its waters, and the way it came to occupy center stage in the history and culture of the subcontinent. Sen begins his chronicle in prehistoric India, tracing the river’s first settlers, its myths of origin in the Hindu tradition, and its significance during the ascendancy of popular Buddhism. In the following centuries, Indian empires, Central Asian regimes, European merchants, the British Empire, and the Indian nation-state all shaped the identity and ecology of the river. Weaving together geography, environmental politics, and religious history, Sen offers in this lavishly illustrated volume a remarkable portrait of one of the world’s largest and most densely populated river basins.

The Kenneth Anderson Omnibus

Author: Kenneth Anderson
Editor: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8171674550
Size: 10,43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 997

Ace hunter and wildlife chronicler Anderson recalls real-life jungle tales, some macabre and some incredible, of adventures in pursuit of man-eating tigers and leopards. He brings animal and human characters alive against the background of the jungle and the excitement and danger their co-existence generates. MAN-EATERS AND JUNGLE KILLERS Called upon to rid the affected locality of the prowling man-eaters, Anderson the hunter rises to the occasion. Step by step he takes the reader through the adventure, explaining his modus operandi and the terrible excitement and lurking danger. Stirring tales of wild animals cunning pitted against human wit and presence of mind told by the ace hunter and master story-teller himself.

Lives In The Wilderness

Author: Jim Corbett
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195669787
Size: 11,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 229

This volume comprises the autobiographical works of three men who had a special relationship with the Indian jungles - Jim Corbett, Verrier Elwin, and Salim Ali. This omnibus edition includes an Introduction by Ramachandra Guha.

Tigers And Tigerwallahs

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 12,43 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 426

These are four well-selling OUP titles. Put together, they will make an excellent additional Omnibus package for all tiger lovers as well as general readers interested in wildlife conservation. The four books that make up Tigers and Tigerwallahs constitute a chronicle of the struggle to save the tiger, told largely in the words of some extraordinary men who helped to wage it.