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              Books by Valmik Thapar

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              The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival

              The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival (Hardback, New title)

              By Thapar, Valmik

              The royal Bengal tiger is on the verge of extinction. There have been other moments in the past when the tiger in India has been threatened. This book traces the history of such crises and conservation efforts to battle them from the nineteenth century.

              ISBN 9780195680003
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2005
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              THE CULT OF THE TIGER

              THE CULT OF THE TIGER (Hardback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

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              ISBN 9780195660364
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2004
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Secret Life of Tigers

              The Secret Life of Tigers (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Thapar, Valmik; Illustrated by Rathore, Fateh Singh

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              The Secret Life of Tigers documents the family life of three tigresses and their cubs at every stage of the cubs' development, from soon after birth to adulthood.

              ISBN 9780195697902
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2008
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Illustrated Tigers of India
               

              The Illustrated Tigers of India (Paperback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

              The Illustrated Tigers of India is a comprehensive illustrated reference for 'everything you wanted to know' about tigers in India. The book is a first-hand account of the life of the tiger from birth through adulthood based on the actual observation of tigers in the wild by the ...author himself, and also by other tiger experts, past and present. Richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings in colour and b/w, it will give readers, particularly younger ones, an informed and authentic account of the life and future of India's tigers.
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              ISBN 9780195691702
              Released NZ 6 Dec 2007
              Publisher OUP India
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              Saving Wild India: A Blueprint for Change
                

              Saving Wild India: A Blueprint for Change (Hardback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

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              Saving Wild India spells out new and innovative ways to govern our wilderness and safeguard its future. In his new book, naturalist and conservationist Valmik Thapar gives us a bold yet considered plan to preserve and protect our dwindling forests, wildlife and wilderness areas. ...Saving wild India (whether we realize it or not) is of critical importance to the quality of life we lead today. It should therefore be a priority, both at the level of the state and that of the individual, to sort out the myriad problems that are leading to the destruction of our forests and the extermination of our wildlife - poaching, timber smuggling, illegal mining, flawed administrative policy and much much more. Drawing upon more than forty years of experience in the field, the author gives us a detailed blueprint on how to effect change and revitalize and expand our forest cover. He argues for the repeal of archaic and ineffectual laws, the framing and passing of enlightened legislation, the revamping of our training institutes, the eradication of corruption, putting an end to the meddling of politicians and bureaucrats, the reorganization of the Indian Forest Service, enlightened wildlife tourism, an inclusive approach to conservation, public-private partnerships, as well as a variety of other measures that could check the ongoing damage to wild India.
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              ISBN 9789384067373
              Released NZ 20 Jul 2015
              Publisher Aleph Book Company
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              Exotic Aliens: The Lion & the Cheetah in India
               

              Exotic Aliens: The Lion & the Cheetah in India (Hardback)

              By Thapar, Valmik; Thapar, Romila; Ansari, Yusuf

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              Remarking on the lack of accounts of encounters with lions and cheetahs - as opposed to the tiger and the leopard which are extensively documented, the author argues that, over the centuries, the lion and cheetah were brought into India from Persia and Africa by royalty, either a...s tributes or to populate their hunting parks and menageries.
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              ISBN 9789382277552
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2013
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              Living with Tigers
               

              Living with Tigers (Hardback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

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              Valmik Thapar first went to Ranthambhore, in 1976, at the age of twenty-three. He was a city boy, unsure of what lay ahead. When he entered the forest, which would go on to become one of the last strongholds of wild tigers, it had a profound effect on him, changing his life forev...er. For the next forty years, he studied nearly 200 Ranthambhore tigers, spending every waking moment in close proximity to these magnificent animals. Of the various tigers he observed a handful became extra special and it is these which come to glorious life in this book. They include Padmini, the Queen Mother, the first tiger the author got to know well; Genghis, the master predator, who invented a way of killing prey in water, the first time this had been observed anywhere in the world; Noon, one of his all-time favourites, who received her name because she was most active in the middle of the day; Broken Tooth, an exceptionally gentle male; Laxmi, a devoted mother, whose methods of raising her cubs revolutionized tiger studies; Machli, the most famous tigress in Ranthambhore and several more.
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              ISBN 9789384067502
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2016
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              Tigers in the Emerald Forest: Ranthambhore after the Monsoon
               

              Tigers in the Emerald Forest: Ranthambhore after the Monsoon (Hardback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

              With more than 200 colour photographs, this book is about the very special 'post monsoon' period of Ranthambhore National Park, which received a record 1200 mm of rain in 2011. Valmik Thapar takes us around the Park as it appeared to erupt in a burst of green teeming with life an...d with its incredible tigers.
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              ISBN 9780198082194
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher OUP India
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              The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival
               

              The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

              This book traces the history of the crises concerning the tiger and its survival in India, and the conservation efforts to battle them from the nineteenth century right up to the present crisis. The new Preface 'We Cannot Save the Indian Tiger', critically reviews the current tig...er population in India and the conversation measures undertaken.
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              ISBN 9780198078821
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2012
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              Tiger Fire: 500 Years Of The Tiger In India
                

              Tiger Fire: 500 Years Of The Tiger In India (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thapar, Valmik

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              The tiger has captured the imagination of human beings from the beginning of recorded history. It has been feared, worshipped, admired, hunted, studied, photographed, written about, immortalized in art and poetry, and has enthralled king and commoner alike. Tiger Fire celebrates ...this magnificent predator by bringing together the very best non-fiction writing, photography and art on the Indian tiger from the first written description of a real-life encounter with the animal by the Mughal Emperor Babur in the sixteenth century to photographs and studies of the last of the species surviving in the wild today. Conceived and edited by the world's foremost authority on the Indian tiger, Valmik Thapar (who has also contributed many pieces and photographs to this volume), the book's contributors are drawn from an array of renowned naturalists, writers, photographers, and tiger enthusiasts down the centuries including Babur, Akbar, Fran ois Bernier, Thomas Roe, R.G. Burton, Walter Campbell, Thomas Williamson, F.W. Champion, Kesri Singh, Jim Corbett, Hugh Allen, Richard Perry, Arjan Singh, George Schaller, Kenneth Anderson, M. Krishnan, Peter Jackson, Fateh Singh Rathore, Kim Sullivan, Tejbir Singh, Jaisal and Anjali Singh, Aditya 'Dicky' Singh, K. Ullas Karanth, Dharmendra Khandal, and Dhritiman Mukherjee. Culled from over a million words (both published and unpublished) on the animal, and several thousand photographs, the accounts and pictures assembled in this book show us the tiger in extraordinary and compelling detail.
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              ISBN 9789384067243
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2017
              Publisher Aleph Book Company
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