Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. In the beginning. 2. Trailing Jim Corbett. 3. The whistling hunter. 4. The Tahr hills. 5. The leap of the Goat Antelope. 6. The vanishing Tiger. 7. Mammoths at love and war. 8. Revisiting Corbett country. 9. The flight of the Mahseer. 10. Tracking the Lions of Gir.
"The essays in this book convey the beauty and thrill of Indian forests and their wildlife to the non-specialist. Dr. Johnsingh takes us for walks in the jungle with him, and we see through his trained eyes what we would never otherwise look for. In each essay he tracks a different animal and tells us not only of his experiences, but also of the habits, biology and current condition of the species he is discussing. The essays are at once a celebration of India's wilderness and a passionate--and informed--cry for us to save it before it is too late."