TIGER Burns Bright

An ALA Shout and Share pick, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by well-regarded natural history writer John Vaillant looks at how Siberian tigers are faring amid climate change and a porous border with China. Publishers Weekly interviewed him, and praised the book as,

…a mighty elegy that leads readers into the lair of the tiger and into the heart of the Kremlin to explain how the Amur went from being worshipped to being poached.

Holds are edging up at libraries we checked.

The book is also in development for film by Random House Films, with a projected release date some time in 2011.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
John Vaillant
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-08-24)
ISBN / EAN: 0307268934 / 9780307268938

Random House Audio; 9780307715074; $40.00

Other Notable Nonfiction On Sale Next Week

The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons by Richard Rhodes (Knopf) explores the role of nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War and efforts to eradicate them. The LA Times reviews the final volume in the tetrology Rhodes calls The Making of the Nuclear Age, saying “some of this book’s most chilling passages . . . reflect the author’s acceptance of analysts’ opinions that nuclear terrorism may be much more technically feasible than generally admitted.”

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