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Asiatic lion cubs 

A pair of Asiatic lion cubs.

Online Resources

We recommend the following Web sites for those interested in subjects presented on the program. All links are valid as of November 13, 1998.

Tiger Information Center
www.5tigers.org/
Extensive tiger links and information.

 


Rare Earth Explorations
www.wildindia.com/wildindia
A tour organization that sponsors safaris in India, led by expert naturalists.

King of the World
www.kingoftheworld.org/
"The Padshahnama: A Mughal Manuscript," an exhibition from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Discover India
www.indiagov.org/1page.htm
Facts, history, and links from the Government of India.

Indian Wildlife
www.gl.umbc.edu/~sjoshi1/mirror/wildlife.html
Resources for animal lovers interested in this country's creatures.

Animals of Indian Mythology
www.kamat.com/kalranga/prani/animals.htm
The importance of animals in Indian culture and religion.

Rajasthan Diary
www.rajasthandiary.com/
A guide to this colorful region of India.

Birds and Birding in India
www.ee.princeton.edu/~vivek/indian-birds.html
A guide to the subcontinent's feathered sights.

Tiger Control Room
www.nic.in/envfor/pt/tcroom/tcroom.html
Learn about India's Project Tiger from the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Plight of the Indian Tiger
www.nbs.it/tiger/
The Wildlife Protection Society of India outlines its efforts to protect India's tigers.

WWF Tiger Status Report: 1998
www.panda.org/resources/publications/species/yft/yft.htm
Report on tigers from the World Wildlife Fund.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
www.ex.ac.uk/MEDASSET/olive.htm
Facts, pictures, and more from EuroTurtle.

Gobies, Gobies and More Gobies
www.rom.on.ca/news/goby.html
Learn more about this large group of fish from "gobiologist" Rick Winterbottom.

Ranthambor and other Indian National Parks
parks.yahoo.com/parks/international/national_parks_of_india/
A brief description of India's National Parks from Nina Rao of Rare Earth Explorations.

The Ganges
www.csuchico.edu/~cheinz/syllabi/asst001/spring98/ganges.htm
A photo essay by student Julie Dunn.

Kaziranga National Park
grex.cyberspace.org/~mozz/kaziranga.html
Details from the Government of India.

How Do Mudskippers Breathe On Land?
madsci.wustl.edu/posts/archives/mar97/855530968.Zo.r.html
The MAD Scientist Network at the Washington University Medical School provides the answer.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
www.incore.com/india/a_n.html
Concise guide to these tropical islands.

Lakshadweep, the Emerald Isles
www.airindia.com/namaskar8.htm
Coral reef information and more from Air India.

Monkey Temple
wildthings.paramount.com/wt101797/monkygod.html
At India's Monkey Temple, the Hanuman Langur Monkey is worshipped as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits. Videos and text tell you more.

Destination: Himalayas: Where Earth Meets Sky
hyperion.advanced.org/10131/
An exceptional student project on Earth's highest mountain range.

Figs and Fig Wasps
www.infoplease.com/ce5/CE018344.html
Information from the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Salticidae: The Jumping Spiders
spiders.arizona.edu/salticidTOLhome.html
Photos and links from Wayne Maddison, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.

Asian Elephant
www.sazoo-aq.org/indeleph.htm
A profile from the San Antonio Zoo.

 

Lizard 

A Hump-nosed lizard from Sri Lanka.

Print Resources

Breeden, Stanley. THROUGH THE TIGER'S EYES: A CHRONICLE OF INDIA'S WILDLIFE. San Francisco: Ten Speed Press, 1997.

Brown, Dale M. ANCIENT INDIA: LAND OF MYSTERY (LOST CIVILIZATIONS SERIES). New York: Time-Life Books, 1995.

Grewal, B. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO BIRDS OF INDIA AND NEPAL. London: Chelsea Green, 1998.

Gurung, K.K. FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: WHERE TO WATCH MAMMALS IN INDIA, NEPAL, BHUTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA AND PAKISTAN. New Delhi: AP Professional, 1998.

Hornocker, Maurice. TRACK OF THE TIGER: LEGEND AND LORE OF THE GREAT CAT. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

Ives, Richard. OF TIGERS AND MEN: ENTERING THE AGE OF EXTINCTION. New York: Avon Books, 1997.

Stein, Burton. A HISTORY OF INDIA (BLACKWELL HISTORY OF THE WORLD SERIES). London: Blackwell, 1998.

Thapar, Valmik. LAND OF THE TIGER: A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. (Note: this is the companion book to this NATURE program.)

Thapar, Valmik. THE TIGER'S DESTINY. London: Trafalgar Square, 1994.

 

Video

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Companion Book

LAND OF THE TIGER: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, a companion book to this miniseries by host Valmik Thapar, is available through the University of California Press. To purchase the book, contact the University of California Press by calling (800) 777-4726 and giving the operator the keycode 7N6900. You can also visit the publisher's Web site at www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8244.html..
 

Tiger Information

If you are interested in learning more about efforts to save the tiger and how you can help, you can write to tiger expert and NATURE host Valmik Thapar at the following address:

Valmik Thapar
19, Kautilya Marg
New Delhi 110021
India

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