Champawat was formerly the capital of the Chand dynasty rulers of Kumaon.The Baleshwar Temple built by the Chand rulers in the 12th century is an excellent monument with marvelous stone carving works.. I bought this as an experiment to see how I got on with audio books. The book didn’t really add very much to my knowledge of Jim Crobett. This is patently false. No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History Dane Huckelbridge. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The Champawat Tiger was a Bengal tigress responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India, during the last years of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. And contnuous insinuations of what awful people we are based on looking back at historical happenings based on our current perspective. Champawat Tiger Jim Corbett – tamer of tigress from Champawat In the end, there was a man ready to annihilate the dangerous cat. Gripping thrill of the hunt, plus illuminating the balance between man, beast, & natural environment, Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019. Instead it was a book with interminable details of insignificant historical matters of the area. Weaving the thrill of the hunt through background about the history, people, terrain, and environment of Northern India and Nepal was the perfect balance to pull me swiftly through the book, but with plenty of context to prompt thought and deeper understanding that made this more than just a page turner. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and environmental destruction upset the natural order, placing man, tiger and nature on a collision course.In Champawat, India, circa 1900, a Bengal tigress was wounded by a poacher in the forests of the Himalayan foothills. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Corbett, who would later earn fame and devote the latter part of his life to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat, sprang into action. I was hoping for some new insight into Jim Corbett's account of his hunt for the Champawat maneater, but there is nothing new here. Like the notorious leopard, the Champawat Tiger lived in the Kumaon, an area so rich in man-eaters that Corbett wrote a superb book on the subject, which the reader is urged to track down. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. In Kartik and Tara’s absence, New Jersey felt like an endless stretch of suburb and winter. > Why did it take so long to kill the Champawat Tiger? As a book lover, I usually keep or give books away to friends, but this one's going into the kitchen garbage, lest foist this to another unsuspecting reader looking for something good to read. 4 • Completed Baby Book • List of Secluded Locations • Mini Tiger Spirit • Tiger Den Map • Tiger Training Guide • Tigris: Reward: Gift of Family In 1972, the part came under pithoragarh district.In 1997 september 15, champawat was declared an individual, independent district. IF you want the real scoop on this cat, read Corbett himself or Peter Hathaway Capstick. Far from some pulp fiction tale of man versus nature or good versus evil, the story of the Champawat is richer and much more complex, with protagonists at odds with even themselves. There was a problem loading your book clubs. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I would heartily suggest reading "Man Eaters of Kumaon" by Jim Corbett as the best account of these events and also because its a great book. No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist Paperback – February 7, 2020 by Dane Huckelbridge (Author) Fascinating adventure story with an intellectual twist, Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019. That I did not get. In India today, where human being are still being taken by the big cats, there is ample evidence of many of them being in perfect health. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Around 1907, reports began circulating throughout northern India of an exceptional man-eater: the so-called Champawat Tiger, responsible for more than four hundred deaths. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The sections on Hindu religion and British colonialism were original contributions to this ecological thriller. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History. Something had to give.Â. Something went wrong. Champawat district was formerly a part of almora district. $14.95 a month after 30 days. Entire villages were virtually abandoned. That I did not get. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. : Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past, The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth, Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019. I wanted this book fast as a gift for someone, and got it even faster than I expected. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In this rip-roaring adventure and compelling natural history, Dane Huckelbridge recreates one of the great adventure stories of the 20th century, bringing into focus a principled, disciplined soldier, hunter, and conservationist - who would later earn fame for his devotion to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat - and the beautiful, terrifying animal he patiently pursued. This man turned out to be Jim Corbett (who later became one of the first great advocates in the fight for the protection of tigers …). Desperate for help, authorities appealed to Jim Corbett, a then-unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting and tracking game through the hills of Kumaon. The Rhino Crash: A Memoir of Conservation, Unlikely Friendships and Self-Discovery, The Man-Eaters Of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures, Hunting Dangerous Game: True Tales from Around the World. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. She was finally tracked down and killed in 1907. The tiger’s attacks have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest number of fatalities from a … View More The biography of the man who would eventually take down the man-eater is interesting and gives the reader some insight that helps the narrative along. Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World. Highly recommended. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019. Inside the book was an iconic photograph of Corbett standing over the dead tiger’s body. I've read and re-read Man Eaters of Kumaon numerous times, in awe of the skill and knowledge that Jim Corbett brought to this deadly task. Gripping thrill of the hunt, plus illuminating the balance between man, beast, & natural environment, Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019. Please try again. Unable to hunt her usual prey, the tiger began stalking and eating an easier food source: human beings. The author's speculations are off the mark in a number of places, as he lacks real insight into tigers and hunting them. No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Dane Huckelbridge (Author), Corey Snow (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher) 4.2 out of 5 stars 136 ratings See all formats and editions So if you are looking for yet another slam of Western civilization and culture mixed with some very good, albeit limited knowledge of the sport of hunting, this is your book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2020. Written with the thrilling immediacy of John Vaillant’s The Tiger, Susan Casey’s The Devil’s Teeth, and Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf, No Beast so Fierce is an enthralling depiction of a classic battle between man and animal, human encroachment and wild nature that resonates today. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Although the author does identify the animal as female in the narrative, when combined with his obvious "white guilt" about British colonialism (arguably the best thing that happened to that country and indeed the rest off those future countries within the imperial orb), the author wastes no time in blaming the British for just about everything and yes, there I say, the global warming hoax is addressed as a bi-product of the evil Europeans. The lack of documentary evidence on this man eater does lead to gaps where the author resorts to dramatic licence but it's an excusable and fairly well executed lapse. Before becoming a man-eater, the tiger used to frequent the firetrack running between the villages Chuka and Kot Kindri, frequently attacking travellers passing along the path. I wanted to know about the trials and tribulations of a man trying to help eliminate a deadly peril to a large population that needed his help. “No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History” by Dane Huckelbridge, William Morrow, 280 pages, $26.99. A political agenda, fraught with inaccuracies about hunting and history, Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In 2014, a tiger … Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist. With an astonishing death toll reaching 435, the Champawat Tiger was an evil beast that possessed a legendary history nearing mythical proportions. You would then enjoy this book to get the context and background. American Sniper meets Jaws in this gripping, true account of the deadliest animal of all time, the Champawat Tiger - responsible for killing more than 400 humans in Northern India and Nepal in the first decade of the 20th century - and the legendary hunter who finally brought it down. What really distinguishes No Beast So Fierce is the insightful commentary about colonialism and environmental degradation, which leads Huckelbridge to the conclusion that the Champawat tiger was really a "man-made" terror. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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A rich tale that transports you to another time and place, Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2019. Her attacks have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest number of fatalities from a tiger. Highly recommended. After reading this book I came to understand - and agree with the author - that the Champawat tiger and others was all but inevitable given the circumstances. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and environmental destruction upset the natural order, placing man, tiger and nature on a collision course. The first inkling of an agenda is right on the title: This particular man eater(or should I say "person eater" to align with the author's political agenda) is known to history as the Champawat TIGRESS. However, if you really want to know the story, then this is the best book out there, short of perhaps reading Jim Corbett's books themselves. She was shot in 1907 by Jim Corbett. Unlimited listening to select Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, and Other East African Adventures, But What If We're Wrong? I wanted this book fast as a gift for someone, and got it even faster than I expected. The Champawat Tiger. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The lack of documentary evidence on this man eater does lead to gaps where the author resorts to dramatic licence but it's an excusable and fairly well executed lapse. I was hoping for some new insight into Jim Corbett's account of his hunt for the Champawat maneater, but there is nothing new here. The biography of the man who would eventually take down the man-eater is interesting and gives the reader some insight that helps the narrative along. I wanted to know about the trials and tribulations of a man trying to help eliminate a deadly peril to a large population that needed his help. The Champawat Tiger, a man-eating tigress who killed in excess of four hundred people, was named after this town, as she operated primarily in its surrounding area. I loved No Beast So Fierce for so many reasons, but mostly because of the wealth of detail and interesting context that Huckelbridge uses to tell the story. Endangered though they may be, the occasional tiger takes to attacking humans, and in that sense the spirit of the Champawat lives on. Although the Champawat Tiger appears in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest number of confirmed kills for her species, Indian records indicate another tigress killed around 700 people in the central provinces in the early 20th century. This also reads like an old-fashion adventure tale, like his great novel, Castle of Water. Really enjoyed the author's layered narrative that pinpointed the many human foibles that helped create the Man-eater of Champawat. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Both of these far exceed the reported kills of any of the so-called “deadliest” animals. Please try again. Under the able hands of Dane Huckelbridge, the book reads like a thriller and draws comparison to Peter Benchley's novel, JAWS. A fantastic, engaging, entertaining, and highly informative read, in my opinion. Interview with Dane Huckelbridge, the author of the new book: “No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History.” Interview was conducted by Joseph Jordania, a member of the “Jim Corbett International Research Group.” JJ. Compelling Narrative with Sufficient Backstory. The author manages to strike the right balance between praising Corbetts courage and pointing out the damage done to the environment of India both during and after the Raj. A bengal tigress responsible for 436 human deaths and terrorizing a large region in India. Beginning, of course, with the actual tiger. The tigress was notorious throughout India, and even parties of Gurkhas from … The Champawat Tiger is fascinating, but the world in which it lived and the reasons why if became so terrifying are the real story here. The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. The Panar leopard for example (#2 in the all time kill list with 400 kills) was in perfect health when killed by LtCol Corbett and for that matter, the history of the apex predator cats is full of accounts of these healthy animals killing just for the sake of killing both man and beast. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I would heartily suggest reading "Man Eaters of Kumaon" by Jim Corbett as the best account of these events and also because its a great book. I thought I was buying a book about hunting and killing a tiger that had killed over 400 humans. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It worked well enough but I was not totally impressed with the content. Morrow, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-267884-3 This is a very good book. The story behind the story of the Champawat man-eating tiger, Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In luminous prose, Dane Huckelbridge recounts the story of the Champawat tiger’s depredations, first in Nepal and then in India. Lastly, although there were sever excesses in the eradication of many species, sound game management through regulated sport hunting, has been the salvation pf many species, especially in Africa. Bengal tigers do not under normal circumstances kill or eat humans. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. Highly recommend. Unable to add item to List. The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told: Classic Tales of Hunting Grizzly, Moose, Ca... Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps, The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block, Napoleon's Hemorrhoids: And Other Small Events that Changed History. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Ships from and sold by Book Depository US. What really distinguishes No Beast So Fierce is the insightful commentary about colonialism and environmental degradation, which leads Huckelbridge to the conclusion that the Champawat tiger was really a "man-made" terror. ... Talk to Cymbel in Fields of Ruin after obtaining the Baby Book. Unable to add item to List. Chuka and Champawat IV: Tiger Training Guide Legendary Weapons 0; As my tigers grow, it's a daily challenge to learn for myself the lessons I need to be able to impart to the cubs when they're ready. Finally available, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by J. H. Patterson, on a freshly published and beautifully edited paperback ed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Admittedly, I wasn't all that familiar with India at turn of the (last) century, so I was surprised by a lot of the book and how relevant it is to today's world. Successfully evading both hunters and soldiers from the Nepalese army and growing bolder with its kills, the tiger - commonly a nocturnal predator - prowled settlements and roadways even in broad daylight. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019. A good read for Corbett fans and those interested in tigers and India in general. I bought this as an experiment to see how I got on with audio books. In the book Temple Tiger and more Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Corbett describes two such incidents which occurred in the winter of 1936–37. A celebrity, and bestselling author of 6 books, he was an animal lover and a … The hunter deduced that her transition to easier human prey was due to broken teeth from a gun shot. It provides sufficient background information on the cultural and social significance of the tiger hunt and its context based on the early 1900s period in which the events occurred. What Corbett didn't write about, and what I didn't know about, were the changes India was undergoing: loss of habitat, history, malaria, culture, and much more. The Tiger Queen: The Story Of The Champawat Tiger The tragic life and climactic death of the most dangerous tiger in history. The first inkling of an agenda is right on the title: This particular man eater(or should I say "person eater" to align with the author's political agenda) is known to history as the Champawat TIGRESS. This is my favorite of Huckelbridge's four books to date. As a book lover, I usually keep or give books away to friends, but this one's going into the kitchen garbage, lest foist this to another unsuspecting reader looking for something good to read. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. Highly recommend. This is a very good book. Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019. Lastly, although there were sever excesses in the eradication of many species, sound game management through regulated sport hunting, has been the salvation pf many species, especially in Africa. Fascinating adventure story with an intellectual twist, Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019. IF you want the real scoop on this cat, read Corbett himself or Peter Hathaway Capstick. An interesting read with patches of conjecture, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2019. A fantastic, engaging, entertaining, and highly informative read, in my opinion. When the big cat attacked a teenager and dragged her away, he followed the blood trail deep into the forest - a harrowing, dramatic chase that would ultimately end the man-eater’s long reign of terror and turn the young Corbett into a living legend. You would then enjoy this book to get the context and background. You will get an email reminder before your trial ends. Please try again. It has his usual stylish and entertaining tone, and he has a great way with synthesizing lots of history, as in his Bourbon and Beer books. The author's speculations are off the mark in a number of places, as he lacks real insight into tigers and hunting them. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2020. An enthralling story of conflict between man and wild. The Champawat tigress turned the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal into a bloodbath, amassing 436 human kills before she was brought down. It provides sufficient background information on the cultural and social significance of the tiger hunt and its context based on the early 1900s period in which the events occurred. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, An Englishman in Africa protecting the charismatic rhinos he came to know and love, in the midst of a poaching crisis. A political agenda, fraught with inaccuracies about hunting and history, Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019. Instead it was a book with interminable details of insignificant historical matters of the area. Please try your request again later. It has his usual stylish and entertaining tone, and he has a great way with synthesizing lots of history, as in his Bourbon and Beer books. Like a detective on the tail of a serial killer, he tracked the tigers movements, as the tiger began to hunt him in return.This was the beginning of Corbetts life-long love of tigers, though his first encounter with the Champawat Tiger would be her last. Further, he erroneously ascertains as fact the big cats ONLY resort to man eating when aged or wounded. Huckelbridge’s masterful telling also reveals that the tiger, Corbett, and the forces that … The author manages to strike the right balance between praising Corbetts courage and pointing out the damage done to the environment of India both during and after the Raj. Please try again. The tiger possibly became a man-eater after a … This is my favorite of Huckelbridge's four books to date. If you are interested in this subject by all means read the books by Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson--they are riveting reads and a much better investment of your time and money. TIL about the Champawat Tiger. The last man-eater he killed was in the year 1938, at 63 years of age. The Champawat Tiger was majestic and swollen, even in death. Between roughly 1900 and 1907, the fearsome beast locals called the Champawat Man-Eater claimed 436 lives. A rich tale that transports you to another time and place, Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2019. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This was a fascinating read all around. I loved No Beast So Fierce for so many reasons, but mostly because of the wealth of detail and interesting context that Huckelbridge uses to tell the story. Like a police detective on the trail of a human killer, Corbett questioned villagers who had encountered the tiger and began tracking its movements in the dense, hilly woodlands - while the animal began to hunt Corbett in return. A good read for Corbett fans and those interested in tigers and India in general. This is patently false. The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking TRUE Story of the Conspiracy to Ove... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more. Please try again. What Corbett didn't write about, and what I didn't know about, were the changes India was undergoing: loss of habitat, history, malaria, culture, and much more. And contnuous insinuations of what awful people we are based on looking back at historical happenings based on our current perspective. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. This is the extraordinary true story of the "Champawat Man-Eater," the deadliest animal in recorded history. Weaving the thrill of the hunt through background about the history, people, terrain, and environment of Northern India and Nepal was the perfect balance to pull me swiftly through the book, but with plenty of context to prompt thought and deeper understanding that made this more than just a page turner. An interesting read with patches of conjecture, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2019. In India today, where human being are still being taken by the big cats, there is ample evidence of many of them being in perfect health. The Champawat Tiger was a man-eating tigress which purportedly killed some 200 men and women before being driven out of Nepal. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, Historical India & South Asia Biographies, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. After reading this book I came to understand - and agree with the author - that the Champawat tiger and others was all but inevitable given the circumstances. This tiger ceased to behave like a tiger at all. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2020. Really enjoyed the author's layered narrative that pinpointed the many human foibles that helped create the Man-eater of Champawat. This was a fascinating read all around. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Post the killing of the Champawat tiger, Jim Corbett was engaged in the extermination of other man-eating tigers too. The book didn’t really add very much to my knowledge of Jim Crobett. This also reads like an old-fashion adventure tale, like his great novel, Castle of Water. An enthralling story of conflict between man and wild. I thought I was buying a book about hunting and killing a tiger that had killed over 400 humans. The story behind the story of the Champawat man-eating tiger, Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019. Further, he erroneously ascertains as fact the big cats ONLY resort to man eating when aged or wounded. The bengal got the name “Champawat Tiger” after finally being killed in Champawat Town, near the Chataar Bridge in Northern India. Asked to answer—I wish I knew, but alas, I do not. No Beast So Fierce The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History (Book) : Huckelbridge, Dane : "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. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. The Panar leopard for example (#2 in the all time kill list with 400 kills) was in perfect health when killed by LtCol Corbett and for that matter, the history of the apex predator cats is full of accounts of these healthy animals killing just for the sake of killing both man and beast. One part pulse-pounding thriller, one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, No Beast So Fierce is Dane Huckelbridge’s gripping nonfiction account of the Champawat tiger, which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to … Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Biographies of Environmentalists & Naturalists (Audible Books & Originals), Historical India & South Asia Biographies, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Chuka and Champawat IV: Baby Book Legendary Weapons 0 "This book is a record of the times my tiger cubs and I shared." Between 1900 and 1907, the Champawat Man-Eater, as she became known, emerged as the most prolific serial killer of human beings the world has ever known, claiming an astonishing 436 lives.Desperate for help, authorities appealed to renowned local hunter Jim Corbett, an Indian-born Brit of Irish descent, who was intimately familiar with the Champawat forest. 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. Although the author does identify the animal as female in the narrative, when combined with his obvious "white guilt" about British colonialism (arguably the best thing that happened to that country and indeed the rest off those future countries within the imperial orb), the author wastes no time in blaming the British for just about everything and yes, there I say, the global warming hoax is addressed as a bi-product of the evil Europeans. The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. She moved to Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand in North India, and continued to kill, bringing her total human kills up to 436. Compelling Narrative with Sufficient Backstory. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2020. Annotated Tiger Training Guide • Baby Book • Chuka and Champawat Vol. The sections on Hindu religion and British colonialism were original contributions to this ecological thriller. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019. This was the case with over 400 people killed and devoured by the Champawat tiger, which writer Dane Huckelbridge described as ‘the most prolific serial killer of human life the world has ever seen’ in his 2019 book No Beast So Fierce. Cancel online anytime. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. So if you are looking for yet another slam of Western civilization and culture mixed with some very good, albeit limited knowledge of the sport of hunting, this is your book. No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Man-Eater in History It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Admittedly, I wasn't all that familiar with India at turn of the (last) century, so I was surprised by a lot of the book and how relevant it is to today's world. Please try again. If you are interested in this subject by all means read the books by Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson--they are riveting reads and a much better investment of your time and money. One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now). ©2019 Dane Huckelbridge (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers. Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019. At the turn of the 20th century, in the forested foothills of the Himalayas between India and Nepal, a large Bengal tiger began preying on humans. Get it Now! Individual, independent district email reminder before your trial ends into tigers and hunting them Tara! Then enjoy this book to read your book, then jump right back to where you off... Lacks real insight into tigers and hunting them like a thriller and draws comparison to Peter Benchley novel. Northern India hunting them a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on.! 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