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Tracking the great Siberian tiger

If you read one nature book this year, make it Sooyong Park’s account of wildlife hell among the most beautiful — and persecuted — animals on earth

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

23 January 2016

9:00 AM

The Great Soul of Siberia: In Search of the Elusive Siberian Tiger Sooyong Park

Collins, pp.288, £10.99, ISBN: 9780008156169

Of all charismatic animals, tigers are surely the most filmed, televised, documented, noisily cherished and, paradoxically, the most persecuted on Earth. It is also probably the one wild mammal more people wish to see than any other. In Asia, images of striped cats are indivisible from the modern tourist industries of several countries, especially India and Nepal.

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