“On the Prowl is a superb book, both enjoyable and instructive. I’m greatly impressed with the huge amount of data that Hallett and Harris have collected and presented in a most readable manner. The complex evolutionary history and relationships of the cats will keep researchers arguing for years.”
~George Schaller, senior conservationist, Wildlife Conservation Society, and author of The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations
Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars fascinate us like few other creatures. They are enduring symbols of natural majesty and power. Yet despite the magnetic appeal of the big cats, their origins and evolutionary history remain poorly understood—and human activity threatens to put an end to the big cats’ glory. This week, we are featuring On the Prowl: In Search of Big Cat Origins, by Mark Hallett and John M. Harris. The book is a fully illustrated and approachable guide to the evolution of the big cats and what it portends for their conservation today. Check back tomorrow to read a guest post by Hallett, on Thursday for a Q&A with both authors, and on Friday to peruse a book excerpt. Today, fill out the form below for a chance to win a copy of the book!
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