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In this hour, John Vaillant tells Steve Paulson about his book, The Tiger. It's about a rare Amur tiger who starts killing people in a remote corner of Siberia where there is a huge trade in tiger poaching because of demand in nearby China. Ironically, a unit dedicated to tiger conservation is charged with hunting the rogue.

Next, Susan Casey, author of The Wave, tells Jim Fleming about the recent research into the phenomenon of mammoth ocean waves. Casey moved to Hawaii to hang out with giant wave surfers including Laird Hamilton.

Then, Gordon Grice is the author of Deadly Kingdom. He talks with Anne Strainchamps about the wilder side of nature and why we overlook the ferocity of wild animals at our peril.

And finally, David Abram is an ecologist, anthropologist and philosopher, and author of Becoming Animal. He visited the studios of Wisconsin Public Radio to tell us about the day he rented a kayak and set out to explore the waterways in Southern Alaska. The events of that day changed him forever. [Broadcast Date: October 29, 2010]

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