Bears Without Fear
|Rating||:||4.57 (767 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
Excellent introduction to Bears' real lives, grizzly or black bear or Take this moment to understand these magnificent and intelligent creatures and you will not fear them--you will be able to predict their behavior and adjust yours.Van Tighem combines excellent research with vignettes from his and others' encounters with bears. Basic bear information is summarized in short tables as a supplement to the smooth flow of the prose. Myths about bears are confronted with reality--these are real people, re. Michele Chartier said Bears: Without Fear. Kevin tells it like it is! Bears are NOT the dangerous animals people think they are. In fact they are very shy and timid creatures and deserve our respect. People and bears CAN learn to co-exist! Excellent read!!. Bear facts very insightful very well written without being to scientific. I have read dozens of books about bears and bear behavior and this is one of the best I've read. The authors passion for bears and their future in this world is revealed in his writing and prose. Smartly written and filled with interesting facts.
He lives in Canmore, Alberta.. He has served on the executive committees of the Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Alberta Wilderness Association and Foothills Model Forest. Kevin is the author of Bears Without Fear (RMB, 2013). A naturalist and hunter, he 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 b
About the AuthorKevin Van Tighem has studied wildlife and habitat in western Canada for almost 40 years. His decades of work in landscape ecology, conservation biology and nature interpretation in the national parks of western Canada culminated in 2011 with his retirement as superintendent of Banff National Park. Kevin is the author of Bears Without Fear (RMB, 2013). He lives in Canmore, Alberta.. A naturalist and hunter, he 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 has served on the executive committees of the Federation of Alberta Naturali
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 its 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. 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. Through historical research, field observation, practical advice, personal anecdotes and an array of stunning photos, Van Tighem has written a compre