Tigers

Tigers : Stunning Photographs of the World's Biggest Cats

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Tigers is an outstanding collection of photographs showing these fearsome yet magnificent animals in action. Tigers are the largest big cats in the world and because of this, many cultures consider the tiger to be a symbol of strength, courage and dignity. They are featured in ancient mythology and folklore and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature.
You'll discover how tigers are adapted for hunting: A tiger's paws and claws are one of its greatest weapons during the hunt. Strong, and powerful enough to kill prey with a swipe, the bones in their paws also have cord-like ligaments to buffer them from the impact of hitting prey at a full run. You'll also learn many other fascinating facts, such as how each tiger is unique - did you know that no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes? Or that you can tell a tiger's age by its nose? Young tigers have a pink nose which gradually darkens, turning orange, then a blackish-brown as it reaches maturity.
With full captions explaining how these incredible animals hunt and feed, rear their young and survive in the wild, Tigers is a brilliant examination in 150 outstanding colour photographs of this beautiful animal.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 22mm | 1,372g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749659
  • 9781782749653
  • 795,949

Table of contents

Introduction
1. Tiger Species
All of today's tigers are believed to be descended from a common ancestor who lived around 72,000-108,000 years ago. Tigers are the world's biggest wild cat and the Siberian tiger is the biggest of them all. This chapter features Siberian, Sumatran, Bengal, Indochinese, South China and Malayan. Physical traits of different species, how they compare and contrast. Close-up images of their coats/stripes/teeth.

2. Habitat
Adaptable and tenacious, these iconic creatures are equally at home in evergreen forests, mangrove swamps, rocky mountains, snowy highlands, coniferous woodlands and grasslands. Like all animals they thrive where the threats are low and the food, water and shelter are plentiful. This chapter focuses on how they adapt to their environment and how they are under threat from habitat loss.

3. Hunting
Tigers are apex predators. They sit at the top of their food chain, and rarely compete for resources with other animals. Yet they're far more than just powerful killers. This chapter focuses on how and what they eat.

4. Tiger Cubs
Cubs are playful and adventurous by nature but, in the wild, there are threats everywhere. There's also the very real risks posed by male tigers, who may kill cubs in order to bring the female into oestrus, so that she's ready to mate with him. Only around half of all young tigers reach adulthood and, for the tigress, the work of keeping them safe starts immediately.
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About Paula Hammond

Paula Hammond is a best-selling author. She has written over 50 fiction and non- fiction books, as well as short stories, comics, poetry and scripts for educational DVDs. Her titles include: The Atlas of Endangered Animals, The Atlas of Dangerous Animals, Predators and Bugs. When not glued to the keyboard, she can usually be found prowling round second-hand books shops or hunkered down in a hide, soaking up the joys of the natural world.
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