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No beast so fierce : the terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history / Dane Huckelbridge.

Author/Creator:
Huckelbridge, Dane, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Corbett, Jim, 1875-1955.
Bengal tiger -- Effect of human beings on.
Bengal tiger -- Conservation.
Tiger hunting -- India -- Anecdotes.
Tiger hunting -- Nepal -- Anecdotes.
Tiger -- India -- Anecdotes.
Tiger -- Nepal -- Anecdotes.
Tiger.
Tiger hunting.
India.
Nepal.
Local subjects:
India. (search)
Nepal. (search)
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
Anecdotes.
Summary:
"American Sniper meets Jaws: The gripping true account of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal of all time (killer of an astonishing 436 humans), and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who brought it down in 1907"-- Provided by publisher.
Nepal, c. 1900: The single deadliest animal in recorded history began stalking humans, moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas. As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives, a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the now-legendary man-eater before it struck again. One part pulse-pounding thriller, one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, acclaimed writer Dane Huckelbridge's No Beast So Fierce is the gripping, true account of the Champawat Tiger, which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907, and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who pursued it. Huckelbridge's masterful telling also reveals that the tiger, Corbett, and the forces that brought them together are far more complex and fascinating than a simple man-versus-beast tale.
Contents:
The full measure of a tiger
The making of a man-eater
A monarch in exile
The finest of her fauna
The hunt begins
Darkness falls
Together, in the old way
On hostile ground
An ambush in the making
A literal valley of death
Confronting the beast
A moment of silence
An unlikely savior.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index.
ISBN:
9780062678843
0062678841
9780062678867
0062678868
OCLC:
1038457415
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