"Tigers in the Snow" by Peter Matthiessen, with...

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January 30, 2000|By Michael Pakenham

"Tigers in the Snow" by Peter Matthiessen, with introduction and 60 photographs by Maurice Hornocker (Northpoint Press, 185 pages, $27)

On the entire planet, something more than 4,000 and less than 8,000 wild tigers exist today. In many eyes they are the most mysterious - haunting - creatures freely roaming Earth. Peter Matthiessen, an accomplished novelist and nonfiction writer, has devoted years to tracking the beasts and the efforts of humans to preserve and protect them. This little book, with wondrous pictures, is a gem of conservation literature.

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