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Spell of the Tiger: Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans


By: Sy Montgomery(Author)

256 pages, b/w photos

Aleph Book Company

Paperback | Jan 2016 | #233508 | ISBN-13: 9789382277415
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Paperback | Feb 2009 | #233506 | ISBN-13: 9781603580595
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Paperback | Dec 1996 | #57926 | ISBN: 0395791502
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #38306 | ISBN: 0395641691
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About this book

Originally published in 1996, this earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time. Spell of the Tiger brings readers to Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people – swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.

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