A FORTUNATE LIFE

Peter Byrne's autobiography, containing many fine photographs, is a collection of true-life stories about the author, as told by him with humor and zest, from his arrival on Planet Earth in 1925 in Dublin, Ireland up until to the present day. From boarding school in Ireland, to his Air-Sea Rescue combat service in the British Royal Air Force during WW II in South East Asia, (where he earned five campaign medals) to life as a Tea Planter in the last days of British colonial India, to challenging times as a professional safari-operator/big game hunter in the jungles of southwest Nepal for twenty years, to Yeti hunting in the high Himalaya for three years, to eight winters of White Water river-running in the Nepal Himalaya - which included eleven First Descents - Africa and
PUBLISHER:
Amazon Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
2020

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 800 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1502512901

ISBN-10: 1502512904

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China, to two years of high-altitude Himalayan trekking guiding, to Bigfoot hunting in America's Pacific Northwest - one, three-year project and one of five-years - to ten winters of wildlife conservation projects in the Terai forests of Nepal ... rounded off with ten years of writing from an old cabin on a river on the Oregon coast - twenty books, of which this is the last - all of this interspersed with a plethora of love affairs and romantic interludes and all under the mantle of Carpe Diem, seizing the day ... while it was there!
MANEATER!

A history of man-eating tigers and leopards in north India and Nepal from the turn of the century, featuring Jim Corbett, the legendary maneater hunter and interwoven with Peter Byrne's own experiences with the big cats.
PUBLISHER:
Amazon Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
March 2016

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 700 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1519354990

ISBN-10: 1519354991

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THE HUNT FOR THE YETI

An account of the author's years in search of the Abominable Snowman, starting with his three initial expeditions of the '40s into the Sikkim Himalaya and followed by the major American expeditions, which he designed and led, spread across three years in the '50s. The people, the places, the Sherpa, the legends, the hard life of high Himalayan living in cold, wet tents, yak herder's huts and caves; back-packing and trekking on foot across thousands of miles of rugged, roadless mountain country; living on simple native food; surviving extreme weather at high altitude.
PUBLISHER:
Amazon Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
June 2015

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 480 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1514357507

ISBN-10: 151435750X

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THE HUNT FOR BIGFOOT

A completely new look at the Bigfoot or Sasquatch mystery of the Pacific Northwest of the USA and a sequel to the author's best-selling book of 1975, THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT. A serious examination at the reality of the phenomenon, with in-depth discussion of recent credible findings, eye witness reports and its history in both native lore and accounts from early settlers, hunters and mountain men. It also includes a straight-from-the-shoulder admonition and censure of the ridiculous statements about the phenomenon that have arisen in recent years among wildly imaginative and ill-informed people.
PUBLISHER:
Amazon Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
April 2015

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 465 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1507899991

ISBN-10: 1507899998

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BARDIA NATIONAL PARK, THE COMPLETE GUIDE (Field Guide)

A field guide to one of Nepal's most attractive and well-maintained national parks. Situated in the little country's far west, it was part of the author's hunting concession when he operated big game hunting safaris there in the 50s and 60s. The book contains a detailed description of all the mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles and flora. With maps, charts, many photographs and with interesting anecdotes and stories from the author's time and experiences in its beautiful jungles and grasslands.
PUBLISHER:
Amazon Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
November 2014

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 308 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1495432699

ISBN-10: 1495432696

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THE MONSTER TRILOGY GUIDEBOOK

A How-To book for adventurers and explorers and dreamers and free spirits. How to find the Yeti of the Himalaya, the Loch Ness monster and the Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest. Based upon the author's expeditions and research, the book, profusely illustrated with maps, charts and photographs, tells would-be discoverers where to go, what gear to take, hazards that may be encountered and how to safeguard against them. And what to do when a Yeti is encountered, or a Bigfoot, or a slimy, giant, snake-headed monster, rearing up out of the deep dark waters of an ancient Scottish lake.
PUBLISHER:
Hancock House Publishers

PUBLISHED DATE:
May 2013

BINDING:
Paperback

LENGTH: 176 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-0888397232

ISBN-10: 0888397232

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HUNTING IN THE MOUNTAINS AND JUNGLES OF NEPAL

Most tiger hunts were conducted via elephant back, from a machan, or by beaters pushing the quarry, but Byrne feels that the tiger hunts conducted on foot were by far the most memorable . . . for a good reason. They are extremely dangerous. He found that only very few clients dared to go after a tiger on foot. We read about the three most exciting tiger hunts Byrne ever conducted on foot, which includes the time he guided internationally famous big-game hunter James Mellon for his big cat.
PUBLISHER:
Safari Press

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2012

BINDING:
Hardcover/Slipcase

LENGTH: 277 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1571573667

ISBN-10: 1571573666

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THE WHITE GRASS PLAINS WILDLIFE RESERVE (Field Guide)

A field guide to the White Grass Plains Wildlife Reserve (WGP) in south west Nepal, where the author hunted in the 50s and 60s and where, for the last twenty-five years, he has conducted wildlife conservation programs. Including a description of the author's safari lodge - The WGP Safari Lodge & Research Center - and all the mammals, birds, fishes and reptiles of the 200,000 acre reserve. With maps, charts and many photographs.
PUBLISHER:
Pilgrims Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2008

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 233 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-8177696639

ISBN-10: 8177696637

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TULA HATTI: THE LAST GREAT ELEPHANT

Tula Hatti is the story of a professional hunter turned naturalist, a small country, and a great elephant. Standing a record-breaking eleven feet tall and weighing an estimated none tons, Tula Hatti (the name means "great elephant") is the largest known Asian Elphant alive today. Peter Byrne recounts in vibrant detail his search for the elephant through dense jungles and grasslands, a search which culminated in several gratifying and sometimes hair-raising encounters with the elusive Tula Hatti. This version includes an EPILOGE describing in detail the tragic death of this great monarch of the Asian forests.
PUBLISHER:
Pilgrims Book House

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2008

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 288 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-8177696615

ISBN-10: 8177696610

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GENTLEMAN HUNTER

This is the story of the extraordinary hunting career of the legendary India-domiciled Irishman, Jim Corbett. In his book Peter Byrne retraces Jim Corbett's hunts for the famous man-eating tigers and leopards of India and Nepal, it is written from the perspective of someone who actually lived Corbett's life. Peter Byrne is an ex-professional big-game hunter who lived and hunted man-eaters in the same areas as Corbett did so many years ago and who actually went to the places where Jim Corbett shot his man-eaters.
PUBLISHER:
Safari Press

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2006

BINDING: Hardcover/Slipcase

LENGTH: 245 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1571572257

ISBN-10: 1571572252

AVAILABILITY:
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THE GREEN EYE (Novel)

A gripping adventure story set in India and Nepal and based on the epic poem, THE GREEN EYE OF THE LITTLE YELLOW GOD. The green eye is a huge emerald that is stolen from a temple in the Himalaya at the turn of the century. Its owner's attempt to return it, employing the services of a tough, professional adventurer-courier, attract the attention of bandits, murderers, thieves and a gang of the infamous thugs of India, resulting in wild car chases, kidnappings, fights, torture and death. The story is enhanced by a love interest between the courier and a beautiful Australian woman, with its excitement heightened by the presence of a tough, kukri (Nepalese machete) wielding Sherpa.
PUBLISHER:
Pilgrims Publishing

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2005

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 800 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1508455288

ISBN-10: 1508455287

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SHIKARI SAHIB

The Asian edition of the author's book on man-eaters published in the U.S. under the title GENTLEMAN HUNTER. With some text and photographs different from the U.S. edition. It is the story of the extraordinary hunting career of the legendary India-domiciled Irishman, Jim Corbett. In his book Peter Byrne retraces Jim Corbett's hunts for the famous man-eating tigers and leopards of India and Nepal, it is written from the perspective of someone who actually lived Corbett's life. Peter Byrne is an ex-professional big-game hunter who lived and hunted man-eaters in the same areas as Corbett did so many years ago.
PUBLISHER:
Pilgrims Book House

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2002

BINDING: Hardcover

LENGTH: 343 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-8177691832

ISBN-10: 817769183X

AVAILABILITY:
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GONE ARE THE DAYS

Peter Byrne has led the life most of us can only dream about. Share his many adventures in India with tiger, elephant, and leopard, and see how a fortuitous championing of a member of the ruling elite of Nepal during a bar brawl prompted Peter to move to Nepal and become a professional hunter there. Move with him to Nepal where he was, for years, the only authorized professional hunter to operate in that country. In the unspoiled wilderness of the White Grass Plains area of Nepal, where there were virtually no roads and the natives did not even know the name of the capital of the country.
PUBLISHER:
Safari Press

PUBLISHED DATE:
December 2001

BINDING: Hardcover/Slipcase

LENGTH: 225 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1571571304

ISBN-10: 1571571302

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RAIN FALLING AT CASCADE LOCKS (Novel)

A story of a close to impossible love affair between an older man - a struggling writer - and a younger woman. Reminiscent of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, the story is set in the beautiful mountain country of northern Oregon. It begins in the despair of a miserable divorce, from where it sinks into the despondency of a lonely life and, for a while, appears to be headed for disaster. Then the fates smile, the principals - she, a beautiful and talented Los Angelite - discover each other and love blooms. At the same time he suddenly and unexpectedly achieves extraordinary literary success, out of which comes a new life for them both and a beautiful and enduring love affair.
PUBLISHER:
T.H.W.P. Press

PUBLISHED DATE:
2000

BINDING: Hardcover

LENGTH: 220 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-1500792008

ISBN-10: 1500792004

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TULA HATTI: THE LAST GREAT ELEPHANT

Tula Hatti is the story of a professional hunter turned naturalist, a small country, and a great elephant. Standing a record-breaking eleven feet tall and weighing an estimated none tons, Tula Hatti (the name means "great elephant") is the largest known Asian Elphant alive today. Peter Byrne recounts in vibrant detail his search for the elephant through dense jungles and grasslands, a search which culminated in several gratifying and sometimes hair-raising encounters with the elusive Tula Hatti.
PUBLISHER:
Faber & Faber

PUBLISHED DATE:
January 1991

BINDING: Hardcover

LENGTH: 240 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-0571129423

ISBN-10: 0571129420

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THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT: MONSTER, MYTH OR MAN?

THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT, a book that is generally regarded as one of the best in the world of Bigfoot literature, is Peter Byrne's account of his research work in this great mystery, which same began in 1960 in the Pacific Northwest and actually continues to the present day. It is colorful and absorbing reading, with insights into the phenomenon that are unique, theories that are thought provoking and not a little humour involving some of the odd characters that the mystery has attracted.
PUBLISHER:
Pocket Books

PUBLISHED DATE:
May 1976

BINDING: Paperback

LENGTH: 244 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-0671804428

ISBN-10: 0671804421

AVAILABILITY:
Out Of Print
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THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT: MONSTER, MYTH OR MAN?

THE SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT, a book that is generally regarded as one of the best in the world of Bigfoot literature, is Peter Byrne's account of his research work in this great mystery, which same began in 1960 in the Pacific Northwest and actually continues to the present day. It is colorful and absorbing reading, with insights into the phenomenon that are unique, theories that are thought provoking and not a little humour involving some of the odd characters that the mystery has attracted.
PUBLISHER:
Acropolis Books

PUBLISHED DATE: December 1975

BINDING: Hardcover

LENGTH: 263 Pages

ISBN-13: 978-0874911596

ISBN-10: 0874911591

AVAILABILITY:
Out Of Print
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