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Hardback with Dustjacket

Published by Oxford University Press.
First Pub 1991, this is the sixteenth impression 2011.
220mm x 145mm, 604 pages.

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 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 perhapes the most exciting of all of Corbett's jungle tales, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag is a gripping narrative of a nortorious 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 symphathy 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.

Jim Corbett (1875 - 1955), India's most famous hunter of man-eaters, was a pioneer in many respects - a hunter par excellence with over a dozen man-eaters (thought to have taken more than 1500 lives) to his name, and a committed conservationist who helped establish India's first national park, which was later named after him.
Corbett was also a consummate storyteller whose adventurious and perceptive tales have not only entertained and captivated a whole generation of readers, but also opened their eyes to the cause of the environment.
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