John Vaillant

John Vaillant is an author and journalist known for his works such as 'The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival' and 'The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed'. His writing often explores themes of nature, adventure, and human interaction with the environment.


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  1. 1. The Tiger

    "The Tiger" is a non-fiction book that delves into the gripping account of a man-eating Amur tiger's deadly rampage in a remote Russian village in the late 1990s. The narrative explores the complex relationship between humans and nature, highlighting the impact of poaching and habitat loss on the tiger's behavior. Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, the book weaves together local history, conservation science, and socio-economic factors, offering a profound examination of the consequences when human encroachment and environmental degradation provoke the fierce retaliation of one of nature's most formidable predators.

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