Man-Eaters of Kumaon

ISBN-10: 0195622553

ISBN-13: 9780195622553

Edition: 2nd 1945

Authors: Jim Corbett
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Description: 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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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1945
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author's Note
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