True Stories of Bear Attacks: Who Survived and Why
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True Stories of Bear Attacks: Who Survived and Why

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Author and wildlife expert Mike Lapinski compiled this collection of true bear-encounter stories from throughout the western United States, British Columbia, and Alaska. Some have happy endings, some fatal; all are thrilling. But there's more to this book than a heart-pounding read. Think of these as campfire stories with a higher purpose. Mike strongly advocates the use o...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Westwinds Press
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Mar 17, 2008 Bill rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bears
A lot of books will tell you about bear attacks. Some might even tell you who survived. This book, however, tells you all of that, plus, why they survived. That's why it's the bear attack book for me. That, and it comes highly recommended.

I'm giving this book 5 stars based only on the title (awesome), subtitle (awesomer), and cover picture (awesomest). Once I finish reading the book, I'll report back to see if it lived up to the 5 star hype.

UPDATE: OK, this book did not quite deliver in the "w...more
My dad thought it would be funny to give me this book for Christmas because I always run with bear spray up in the northwoods. (There are quite a few black bears in northern Wisconsin.) I now have a lot more to think about on those long runs ... thanks, Dad!
Rich Draves
Turns out the author has an agenda: he is pushing bear spray. But the book is interesting and he makes a good case.
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