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Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
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Man-Eaters of Kumaon (1944)

by Jim Corbett

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better than i thought. ( )
  mahallett | Feb 1, 2014 |
A classic chest-thumping adventure story.
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
We are so fortunate to live where we are the top of the food chain. When man is not at the top of the food chain it is harder to get their than you think even with our superior mind and weapons. ( )
  cwflatt | Mar 10, 2012 |
An intriguing account of the hunting of Man-eating Tigers in India. ( )
  T.Rex | Jan 12, 2012 |
What makes Jim Corbett's "Man-Eaters of Kuamon" so wonderful is his eye for detail. Corbett traveled on foot across India hunting man-eating tigers from in the 1920's and 1930's. His book, not only reports his adventures stalking tigers, but gives a great sense of the jungle and a small taste of the people living in the region. His tales are so descriptive, you can really imagine yourself next to him hearing a tiger's roar disconcertingly close by as you're crouched in the bush or up a tree. Very entertaining reading. ( )
  amerynth | Aug 31, 2010 |
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DEDICATED to the GALLANT SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AND AIRMEN of the United Nations, who during this war HAVE LOST THEIR SIGHT in the service of their country
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Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.

Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not only established classics, but have by themselves created almost a separate literary genre. Man Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books, one which offers ten fascinating and spine-tingling tales of pursuing and shooting tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this century. The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.

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