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The year of the tiger
Nichols, Michael.
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Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, [1998]

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154 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 28 cm
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QL737.C23 N53 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Divided into three parts, Tiger opens with Geoffrey Ward discussing the present plight of these magnificent and threatened animals. The essay is followed by groundbreaking images of wild tigers by Michael Nichols. Known as the Indiana Jones of photography Nichols presents never-before-seen photographs of tigers in their natural world and images of them trapped in the human world.

Ward's words reflect a lifelong concern with tigers, and when coupled with Nichols's dramatic photographs, this book is a powerful call to action. Tiger's Eye, a two-hour National Geographic television program featuring Nichols, will be rebroadcast on TBS this fall to coincide with the publication of this stirring volume.

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School Library Journal Review

YA-This photographic essay tracks the status of the tigers of the world. The authors present over 100 color photographs of these animals in the wild, in zoos, and in other places such as Las Vegas shows. There are many haunting pictures of captive tigers held in commercial breeding facilities or zoos, and even privately owned. However, over half of the book is devoted to the tigers of the Bandhavgarh National Park in India, where Nichols and Ward photographed Sita, her cubs, and her mate over a two-year period. The result is an unprecedented look at these magnificent animals in all their glory. There are shots of the tigers drinking, stalking, playing, and eating-images that vividly contrast with those taken of the captive tigers. This book is visually stunning. It is short on text, but in this case the old axiom that a picture is worth a thousand words is true.-Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.