Bears Without Fear: Without Fear by Kevin Van TighemBears Without Fear: Without Fear by Kevin Van Tighem

Bears Without Fear: Without Fear

byKevin Van Tighem

Paperback | May 13, 2013

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Fear of bears seems almost to be part of what it is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time into a world already populated by these great carnivores. Before we mastered iron and later developed firearms, we had few defences against bears—only watchful caution and elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices to ward off fear.

Where human populations grow, bears have traditionally dwindled or disappeared. But when we return to the wild, to places where bears still survive, all our primeval fears awaken again. The risk of an automobile accident on the way to bear country far outstrips the risk of a close-range encounter with a bear, but it's the bear that worries us as we hurtle down the pavement at a hundred kilometres an hour.

In this timely and sensitive book, Kevin Van Tighem calls on decades of experience, knowledge and understanding in order to enlighten readers about our relationship with and attitude toward bears. Along the way we are confronted with the realities confronting these great animals as a result of our ever-expanding human population and their ever-shrinking natural habitat. Through historical research, field observation, practical advice, personal anecdotes and an array of stunning photos, Van Tighem has written a comprehensive book that is meant to demystify bears in order to promote a deeper understanding of these powerful yet vulnerable creatures.

Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent at Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Wit...
Title:Bears Without Fear: Without FearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:May 13, 2013Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927330319

ISBN - 13:9781927330319

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read An excellent read, very informative about the different species of bears found in Canada and the US, their home ranges and their varied diets. It doesn't sugar coat the fact that bears can be extremely dangerous but doesn't take away from their fascinating history and very uncertain future.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer read! If you are into the outdoor lifestyle then you will love this as your summer read! I honestly love how it includes everything about bears and coexisting with them. I honestly believe there should be a bear week instead of a shark week on the Discovery channel.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read A very informative read about the different species of bear found in Canada and their continuing diminishing habitat .
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