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The author of the book: Jim Corbett
Edition: Oxford University Press
Date of issue: 2012
ISBN: 0195627628
ISBN 13: 9780195627626
Language: English
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Jim Corbett's riveting accounts of shikar in the Himalayan foothills have kept generations of readers enthralled. The Jim Corbett Omnibus includes three enduring tales of Corbett's encounters with man-eaters.

Man-eaters of Kumaon contains fascinating stories of tracking and shooting of man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of the last century. The stories in The Temple Tiger display Corbett's acute awareness of sights, sounds, and life in the Indian forests, as well as his love for the human beings living in the hunting terrain. Finally, perhaps the most exciting of all of Corbett's jungle tales, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag is a gripping narrative of a notorious leopard which spread terror in the hills of the colonial United Provinces.

Dramatic yet reflective, Corbett's writings are coloured by his deep concern and sympathy for the natural world as well as the local people and their traditions and customs. This vividly illustrated collection will appeal equally to Corbett lovers and to those concerned with the environment and wildlife.

Table Of Contents
Man-eaters of Kumaon
Author's Note
The Champawat Man-eaters
The Chowgarh Tigers
The Bachelor of Powalgarh
The Mohan Man-eater
The Fish of My Dream
The Kanda Man-eater
The Pipal Pani Tiger
The Thak Man-eater
Just Tigers
The Temple Tiger and More Man-eaters of Kumaon
The Temple Tiger
The Muktesar Man-eater
The Panar Man-eater
The Chuka Man-eater
The Talla Des Man-eater
The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
The Pilgrim Road
The Man-eater
The First Kill
Locating the Leopard
The Second Kill
A Near Escape
The Gin-trap
The Hunters Hunted
Fishing Interlude
Death of a Goat
Cyanide Poisoning
Touch and Go
A Lesson in Caution
A Wild Boar Hunt
Vigil on a Pine-tree
My Night of Terror
Leopard Fights Leopard
A Shot in the Dark

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Ebook The Jim Corbett Omnibus. read Online! Edward James "Jim" Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eaters in India.

Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassing people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region. His hunting successes earned him a long-held respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon. Some even claim that he was considered to be a sadhu (saint) by the locals.

Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement, authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed much critical acclaim and commercial success. Later on in life, Corbett spoke out for the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination and played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish it. The national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour in 1957 after his death in 1955.

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