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The animal on the cover of Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is a Siberian tiger. The Siberian tiger is the largest member of the cat family, including lions. A male averages 7 to 9 feet in length, and it usually weighs about 500 pounds. A female weighs slightly less, averaging about 300 pounds. This animal is native to Siberia and parts of China. Its fur color ranges from yellow to orange, with black stripes, although a few white tigers with black stripes have been spotted. The fur is long and thick, to help the animal survive its native cold climates. An interesting fact about tiger stripes is the pattern of each tiger's stripes is unique to that tiger. Therefore, stripes are a useful tool for identifying different tigers.

The Siberian tiger is endangered. Although there are about 1,000 living in captivity, only about 200 to 300 live in the wild. This is partly due to industrial encroachment on its natural habitat, limiting the tiger's hunting resources. Poaching is also a serious problem; in some areas of the world, tiger parts are thought to have great medicinal value, so these parts bring great financial gain to sellers.

Mary Brady was the production editor for Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks. Katherine T. Pinard proofread the book. Genevieve d'Entremont and Mary Anne Weeks Mayo provided quality control. Lydia Onofrei provided production assistance. Ellen Troutman-Zaig wrote the index.

Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is an original illustration created by Susan Hart. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.

David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Keith Fahlgren to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia Free Hand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Mary Brady.

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    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    ISBN: 0596009127
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2006
    Pages: 176

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