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Jim Corbett

a.k.a. Edward James Corbett

Author Code: EEJC

Born: Jul. 25, 1875 - Nainital, India

Died: Apr. 19, 1955 - Myeri, Kenya

Growing up in India, Corbett was educated at the Oak Opening School, but left school when he was 18 and began working for the Bengal and North Western Railway. Having spent his youth in the forests and foothills of Kaladhungi, Corbett became adept at tracking and hunting; skills that would later serve him well. He fought in both World Wars and held the rank of lieutenant c colonel in the British Indian Army. He trained troops in jungle warfare and won a number of awards and medals for his contributions. During the 1920s, Corbett became a conservationist and helped to create the Association for the Preservation of Game in the United Provinces, and the All-India Conference for the Preservation of Wild Life. In 1934, he established India's first national park in the Kumaon Hills. The park would be renamed Corbett National Park after his death. Because of is hunting and shooting skills, he was called upon to track down man-eating tigers and leopards with a high level of success. Beginning around 1906, Corbett tracked and killed some 33 man-eaters, responsible for the death of some 1200 men, women and children. After 1930, he began to be more interested in photography than hunting, and produced both stills and moving film of Indian wildlife and especially tigers. In 1946, he published Man-eaters of Kumaon, a huge success and which gave him international recognition. In 1947, Corbett retired to Kenya with his sister and continued to write and work for conservation until his death from a heart attack. Corbett's book Tree-Tops, published after his death in 1955 contains the story of Princess, later Queen, Elizabeth's visit to Tree Tops in 1952 where she received the news of the death her father. Corbett's other work includes Jungle Stories (1935), The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayog (1947), My India (1952), Jungle Lore (1953) and The Temple Tiger and More Man-eaters of Kumaon (1954).

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EEJC001 My India 1952 79 420k eBook Download PDF - 'My India' (EEJC001)   Download ePub - 'My India' (EEJC001) Find a printed copy of My India by Jim Corbett at AbeBooks
EEJC002 Tree Tops 1955 Posthumous 11 243k eBook Download PDF - 'Tree Tops' (EEJC002)   Download ePub - 'Tree Tops' (EEJC002) Find a printed copy of Tree Tops by Jim Corbett at AbeBooks

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