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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 329 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0307268934


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The tiger : a true story of vengeance and survival

by Vaillant, John.

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Call number: 599.756 Va

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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It's December 1997, and a man-eating Siberian tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. The tiger isn't just killing people, it's annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren't random. An absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.

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For Lovers of Extremes

For lovers of adventure, danger, and extreme landscapes. Suspense is a constant throughout The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant.

This is nonfiction that will appeal to hunters and outdoorsmen as well as the armchair adventurer. It’s about an episode in 1997 when a Siberian tiger in the remote Russian wilderness suddenly began to hunt for humans, terrorizing the countryside.

There are fascinating details about Siberian tigers (the stripes are on the skin, like tattoos, not just a part of their fur), the black market, survival in this extreme environment and the myths and beliefs surrounding these creatures.

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