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Great Colorado Bear Stories

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Great Colorado Bear Stories is an incredible look at Colorado’s bears, including the grizzlies that once roamed the state and the black bears that still do.

Carefully researched and skillfully written by award-winning Colorado writer Laura Pritchett, these stories describe the fascinating science and natural history of bears along with gripping tales of deadly and near-deat
Paperback, 239 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Riverbend Publishing
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May 07, 2012 timv rated it it was amazing
great Colorado bear stories, but much more than bear stories.... such fine writing & research! I know my share of bear stories, but I learned many interesting things from this book-- historical bear stories -for example, the story of Enos Mill - the father of Rocky Mountain national Park , current scientific research on bears, current human-bear conflict issues ( there are a lot of them), etc.

I really enjoyed this book.
Brenda Wyss
This book was palatable only because of my love of bears, not for any love of the book. The "author" is more of an editor of the tales. Her insistence on pointing out the errors in other's writing with repeated use of (sic) only make the glaring errors in her written portions all the more irritating. I learned a thing or two, enjoyed one story about a boy's hunt enough to read to my children, but I do not recommend the book otherwise.
Jun 25, 2012 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Great book full of a variety of stories about bears in Colorado. They sound like very intelligent, curious, and playful animals. It is sad how human intervention has caused so much harm to them. One animal we have yet to see in the wild- and while I really want to someday, part of me also thinks it would be pretty scary!
Laura's done a great job pulling together perceptions, encounters and facts about bears in a highly readable manner. I would have loved to read more about the Mutants! (yes, you'll have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about)
Jul 24, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Interesting and balanced, Pritchett explores and excerpts bear encounters from many eras and perspectives.
May 03, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Important book for anyone who lives in Colorado bear country. Ms. Pritchett has an engaging style and does a thorough fair job of life with bears.
Jul 09, 2016 Bernd added it
A educational book about bears in Colorado, after having read the book you might think about bears differently.
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