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Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World 1600-1950

By: Peter Boomgaard

306 pages, Bw photos, illus, figs, tabs

Yale University Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #121677 | ISBN: 0300085397
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For centuries, reports of man-eating tigers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore have circulated, shrouded in myth and anecdote. Here, the "big cat"-human relationship in this area during its 350-year colonial period is documented, re-creating a world in which people feared tigers but often came into contact with them, because these fierce predators prefer habitats created by human interference.

A fascinating and uniquely valuable account of the historical relationships and entangled destinies between tigers and people in the Malay region. George B. Schaller, Wildlife Conservation Society "An important book about a fascinating topic. Nothing like it exists." Paul Greenough, University of Iowa


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