Protect yourself from bear attacks

Brown Bear
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As hiking season approaches, bears start to emerge from hibernation. Check out this great resource to help you become more aware on how to protect yourself from bear attacks….

Product description from What causes bear attacks? When should you play dead and when should you fight an attacking bear? What do we know about black and grizzly bears and how can this knowledge be used to avoid bear attacks? And, more generally, what is the bear’s future?

Bear Attacks is a thorough and unflinching landmark study of the attacks made on men and women by the great grizzly and the occasionally deadly black bear. This is a book for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country – and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

From the Back Cover

“For anyone planning a journey in bear country, this book should be required reading.”
Rocky Mountain News

“By far the most informed and comprehensive book I have read on bears’ reactions to human intrusion and vice-versa.”
–Andy Russell, author of Grizzly Country

Stephen Herrero is a Professor of Environmental Science and Biology at the University of Calgary. He is recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on bear ecology, behaviour, and attacks.

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