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The Resource Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species, J.A. Mills

Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species, J.A. Mills

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Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species
Title
Blood of the tiger
Title remainder
a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species
Statement of responsibility
J.A. Mills
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world's rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Despite the tiger's beloved status, there may be fewer than three thousand left in the wild. At the same time, at least five thousand "domesticated" tigers have been reared on farms in China, not for traditional medicine but for the production of tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin decor, and gourmet cuisine enjoyed by the country's elite. J. A. Mills spent twenty years investigating the illicit wildlife trade and trying to stop the plot that threatens to transform this regal animal from jungle monarch into no more than a livestock commodity. In this memoir of geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of people she counts as heroes try to thwart a Chinese cadre's plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. Set against the backdrop of China's reawakening and ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world's most endangered species"--
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Mills, Judy A
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tiger trade
  • Captive wild animals
  • Tiger
  • Rare mammals
Label
Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species, J.A. Mills
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-271) and index
Contents
The thrall of the wild -- The promise -- Finding the man with the keys -- Prescription rewritten -- Intermission I. The wild ones -- Crouching dragon selling tigers -- Tiger Lily and and the art of war -- Off to see the wizard -- The Vladimir Putin show -- Intermission II. In the valley of the shadow -- Sino-US cat fight -- Hidden in plain sight -- The empire strikes back -- Hope for a tiger spring -- Epilogue -- How you can help end tiger trade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780807074961
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015760
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880122433
  • (OCoLC)ocn880122433
  • 677625
Label
Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species, J.A. Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-271) and index
Contents
The thrall of the wild -- The promise -- Finding the man with the keys -- Prescription rewritten -- Intermission I. The wild ones -- Crouching dragon selling tigers -- Tiger Lily and and the art of war -- Off to see the wizard -- The Vladimir Putin show -- Intermission II. In the valley of the shadow -- Sino-US cat fight -- Hidden in plain sight -- The empire strikes back -- Hope for a tiger spring -- Epilogue -- How you can help end tiger trade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780807074961
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015760
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880122433
  • (OCoLC)ocn880122433
  • 677625

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