Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations by Eric DinersteinTigerland and Other Unintended Destinations by Eric Dinerstein

Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations

byEric Dinerstein

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In 1972, Eric Dinerstein was in film school at Northwestern University, with few thoughts of nature, let alone tiger-filled jungles at the base of the Himalayas or the antelope-studded Serengeti plain. Yet thanks to some inspiring teachers and the squawk of a little green heron that awakened him to nature's fundamental wonders, Dinerstein would ultimately become a leading conservation biologist, traveling to these and other remote corners of the world to protect creatures ranging from the striking snow leopard to the homely wrinkle-faced bat.

Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations takes readers on Dinerstein's unlikely journey to conservation's frontiers, from early research in Nepal to recent expeditions as head of Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. We are there as the author renews his resolve after being swept downstream on an elephant's back, tracks snow leopards in the mountains of Kashmir with a remarkable housewife turned zoologist, and finds unexpected grit in a Manhattanite donor he guides into the wildest reaches of the Orinoco River. At every turn, we meet professed and unprofessed ecologists who share
Dinerstein's mission, a cast of free-spirited characters uncommonly committed to-and remarkably successful at-preserving slices of the world's natural heritage.

A simple sense of responsibility, one feels, shines through all of Dinerstein's experiences: not just to marvel at what we see, but to join in efforts sustain the planet's exquisite design. Tigerland's message is clear: individuals make all the difference; if we combine science, advocacy, and passion, ambitious visions for conservation can become reality-even against overwhelming odds.

About The Author

Eric Dinerstein is Director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions at RESOLVE. Previously, he was Lead Scientist and Vice President for Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. Over the past forty years he has studied bears, rhinos, tigers, bats, and plants and many other creatures around the globe, and he remains active in the...
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Title:Tigerland and Other Unintended DestinationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 13, 2007Publisher:Island PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Nature’s Belated Embrace
 
PART I. Early Wanderings
Chapter 1. Tigerland
Chapter 2. An Inordinate Fondness for Bats
Chapter 3. Kingdom of the Snow Leopard
 
PART II. Further Detours
Chapter 4. Last Voyage of Captaincookia
Chapter 5. Return to the Lost World
Chapter 6. Miombo Warriors 
Chapter 7 Trespassers in Eden 
Chapter 8. Where the Buffalo Still Thunder
 
Epilogue: Re-tigering
Acknowledgments
Index

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"Dinerstein's compelling tour of wild places and his vivid portraits of intrepid wildlife defenders offer convincing arguments for providing the treasures of nature with the same reverence and protection we accord cherished works of art."