Wolfgang Faust was the driver of a Tiger I tank with the Wehrmacht Heavy Panzer Battalions, seeing extensive combat on the Eastern Front in 1943-45. This memoir was his brutal and deeply personal account of the Russian Front's appalling carnage. Depicting a running tank engagement lasting for three days, Faust describes how his Tiger unit fought pitched battles in the snows of western Russia against the full might of the Red Army: the T34s, Stalin tanks, Sturmovik bombers and the feared Katyusha rocket brigades. His astonishing testimony reveals the merciless decisions that panzer crews made in action, the devastating power of their weaponry, and the many ways that men met their deaths in the snow and ice of the Ostfront. First published in the late 1940s as 'Panzerdammerung' ('Panzer Twilight'), this memoir's savage realism shocked the post-war German public. Some readers were outraged at the book's final scenes, while others wrote that, 'Now, at last, I know what our men did in the East.' Today it stands as one of the great semi-autobiographical accounts of warfare in World War 2: a crescendo of horror, grim survival and a fatalistic acceptance of the panzer man's destiny. The only other surviving memoir by this author is 'The Last Panther' - an astonishing account of panzer warfare in the final hours of the Third Reich - also available on Amazon.
Trackers Level 5 Fiction matches the quality of any mainstream resource and gives struggling readers the motivation and interest to want to read. Trackers also teaches and practises more of the key reading skills than any other SEN course, e.g. high frequency words, phonics, syntax andsemantics, whilst complenting and extending the Additional Literacy Support (DFES) and Further Literacy Support (DFES) initiatitives. The teaching support, high quality PCMs in the Teacher's Guides to Guided Reading Booklets, has been written for the range of adults who work with strugglingreaders.
Wildly authentic, incredibly intriguing! 20 Ways To Track A Tiger draws you into the tiger’s world to experience all its senses as the prime predator in the Indian jungle. It’s non-stop fascination and fun exploring this e-book. Tigers are extremely endangered and we would be tragically diminished should they disappear. Their legend lives on through this landmark interactive innovation.” Glenn Close, Noted Actress and Producer 20 Ways To Track A Tiger is a new multi-sensory e-book experience immersed in a story about the survival of a wild Bengal tigress and her two cubs in the Indian jungle documented from a real wild tiger film expedition led by a woman explorer, filmmaker and author, Carol Amore. It’s high tech and high touch. Tiger videos, photo galleries, filmmaker notes, original music, tiger and jungle sound effects are all part of this discovery journey as one travels through each of theseunique e-book’s interactive chapters. While in the tiger’s territory, identifying the tracks of the tiger, listening to wildlife alarm calls, predicting the travels of the tigress and anticipating its hunting techniques are some of the tiger tracker skills learned through exciting photographs, meaningful captions and story-driven writing. These authentic photographs pull the reader deeper into the world of the tigress and cubs life together. The Filmmaker’s Notes takes the adventure to a new level of discovery about filming tigers by learning their special sight, hearing, hunting and physical characteristics as part of keeping alert to capture the best behaviors to show the tiger’s daily life. The award-winning TIGERS-Tracking a Legend film footagefrom the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is also woven within this e-book.
This book addresses issues of monitoring populations of tigers, ungulate prey species and habitat occupancy, with relevance to similar assessments of large mammal species and general biodiversity. It covers issues of rigorous sampling, modeling, estimation and adaptive management of animal populations using cutting-edge tools, such as camera-traps, genetic identification and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), applied under the modern statistical approach of Bayesian and likelihood-based inference. Of special focus here are animal survey data derived for use under spatial capture-recapture, occupancy, distance sampling, mixture-modeling and connectivity analysees. Because tigers are an icons of global conservation, in last five decades,enormous amounts of commitment and resources have been invested by tiger range countries and the conservation community for saving wild tigers. However, status of the big cat remains precarious. Rigorous monitoring of surviving wild tiger populations continues to be essential for both understanding and recovering wild tigers. However, many tiger monitoring programs lack the necessary rigor to generate the reliable results. While the deployment of technologies, analyses, computing power and human-resource investments in tiger monitoring have greatly progressed in the last couple of decades, a full comprehension of their correct deployment has not kept pace in practice. In this volume, Dr. Ullas Karanth and Dr. James Nichols, world leaders in tiger biology and quantitative ecology, respectively, address this key challenge. The have collaborated with an extraordinary array of 30 scientists with expertise in a range of necessary disciplines - biology and ecology of tigers, prey and habitats; advanced statistical theory and practice; computation and programming; practical field-sampling methods that employ technologies as varied as camera traps, genetic analyses and geographic information systems. The book is a 'tour de force' of cutting-edge methodologies for assessing not just tigers but also other predators and their prey. The 14 chapters here are lucidly presented in a coherent sequence to provide tiger-specific answers to fundamental questions in animal population assessment: why monitor, what to monitor and how to monitor. While highlighting robust methods, the authors also clearly point out those that are in use, but unreliable. The managerial dimension of tiger conservation described here, the task of matching monitoring objectives with skills and resources to integrate tiger conservation under an adaptive framework, also renders this volume useful to wildlife scientists as well as conservationists.
Beauty, grace and power make the tiger one of the world's most loved animals, yet it is precisely these qualities that have been its downfall. Poaching for skins and body parts, loss of habitat and prey and conflicts between people and wild tigers have caused catastrophic declines in tiger numbers throughout their range. If wild tigers are to survive through the next century, we must act now. Riding the Tiger is a comprehensive, scientific and eminently readable account of the problems and possible solutions of securing a future for wild tigers. Lavishly illustrated in full colour, it is written by leading conservationists working throughout Asia. It is a vital information resource for tiger conservationists in the field, necessary reading for serious students of carnivore conservation and conservation biologists in general, and an accessible overview of tiger conservation for general readers.
Tiger Moon is the powerful, poetic story of the Sunquists' two years studying tigers in Nepal—traveling by elephant, avoiding a rhino attack, and learning to recognize individual tigers by roar. A new afterword tells the story of promising efforts to reconnect fractured Nepalese tiger habitats.
MISSION: Survival LOCATION: The Indonesian jungle DANGERS: Lava flows; fearsome tigers; orang-utans Young survival expert Beck Granger is supposed to be enjoying a holiday. But when a volcano erupts he is stranded and must flee from red-hot lava and molten rocks crashing out of the sky. If he is to stay alive, he must make his way acrossthe jungle to safety – travelling right through the heart of tiger territory . . . The fourth book in an explosive adventure series from real-life survival expert BEAR GRYLLS.
A boy comes of age in this gripping tale of good vs. evil. Rimau, "Menga-Rajah-Segala-Harimau- Great Ruler of all Tigers," the young son of Chief Feermin, is the central character. He is faced with a compelling set of circumstances which includes firsthand knowledge of Gadoh's revenge. "Koosta, Koosta" (leprosy), a curse cast upon the young Rimau by the witch doctor, is only one of the many obstacles facing our young hero. As the story unfolds, Rimau's special relationship with Tigers is explored. Possessing the "magic of the tigers" in his blood is Rimau's secret weapon.
The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed
Author: Alan Rabinowitz
Publisher: Island Press
Dubbed the Indiana Jones of wildlife science by The New York Times, Alan Rabinowitz has devoted—and risked—his life to protect nature's great endangered mammals. He has journeyed to the remote corners of the earth in search of wild things, weathering treacherous terrain, plane crashes, and hostile governments. Life in the Valley of Death recounts his most ambitious and dangerous adventure yet: the creation of the world's largest tiger preserve. The tale is set in the lush Hukaung Valley of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. An escape route for refugees fleeing the Japanese army during World War II, this rugged stretch of land claimed the lives of thousands of children, women, and soldiers. Today it is home to one of the largest tiger populations outside of India—a population threatened by rampant poaching and the recent encroachment of gold prospectors. To save the remaining tigers, Rabinowitz must navigate not only an unforgiving landscape, but the tangled web of politics in Myanmar. Faced with a military dictatorship, an insurgent army, tribes once infamous for taking the heads of their enemies, and villagers living on less than one U.S. dollar per day, the scientist and adventurer most comfortable with animals is thrust into a diplomatic minefield. As he works to balance the interests of disparate factions and endangered wildlife, his own life is threatened by an incurable disease. The resulting story is one of destruction and loss, but also renewal. In forests reviled as the valley of death, Rabinowitz finds new life for himself, for communities haunted by poverty and violence, and for the tigers he vowed to protect.