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The Tiger - A True Story of Vengeance and Survival-logo

The Tiger - A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant

It's December 1997, and a man-eating 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: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again. As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region. This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger's ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga. From the Hardcover edition.

It's December 1997, and a man-eating 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: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again. As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region. This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger's ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga. From the Hardcover edition.
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Nature

Description:

It's December 1997, and a man-eating 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: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again. As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region. This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger's ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:53


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:29