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Alaska Bear Tales

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"Alaska Bear Tales" is a best-selling collection of edge-of-your-seat accounts of true-life encounters with bears in Alaska.
Paperback, 324 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Alaska Northwest Books
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Faith High School
May 08, 2017 Faith High School rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Read by: Will Lutz
I really liked the book. It had a lot of good information about bears. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about bears.
Jun 01, 2013 Bradley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-fun
This novel IS the physical symbol of my quandary between being simultaneously fascinated and terrified by bears. I love the outdoors; I am studying biology in school, and I love to be educated about nature. I am especially fascinated by animals, and what they are capable of. This collection of stories showed me EXACTLY what bears are capable of, and this has led to the quandary stated above. I can state with absolute certainty that none of my friends would be better equipped to handle a bear att ...more
Tiah Keever
Apr 28, 2009 Tiah Keever rated it liked it
Shelves: from-my-youth
I read this when I was in middle school, I think, and liked to freak myself out with the idea of running into a bear on a camping trip and wondering if I'd be killed.Not all of the stories result in people being maimed or killed, but I have a vivid imagination. My mom kept it on the bookshelf right next to her James A.Michener books, this memory has jumped out at me for no real reason. There was a row of tapes nearby as well: Journey,The Cure,Bonnie Tyler,Carly Simon, James Taylor...I think its ...more
Mike  Atkinson
I found the book very interesting and enjoyed the stories a lot. This book is out of date because there is no mention of the use of bear spray which hadn't been invented when these stories were written. I lived in Alaska for six years and am familiar with many of the places these stories took place in, so it was a nostalgic journey for me.
Jan 28, 2008 Annie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone living or traveling in bear country
Recommended to Annie by: my pops
i love bear stories and these are some of the best. while some may be frightened be these stories, they are reminders to me of how one should act in the woods. most of these attacks could have been prevented.
Fred Donaldson
May 24, 2016 Fred Donaldson rated it liked it
Finishing this book took effort. It reads almost like a compilation of bear attack reports with some commentary. It was good if you want some real and anecdotal or even hearsay accounts of bear stories in Alaska.
Jan 22, 2008 Doug rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I bought this book while stationed in Alaska. A friend asked if I planned on hunting bears. I said yes and he replied, "Don't read that book until you are finished". He was right! This book will scare anyone going into bear country.
Feb 14, 2008 Dimps rated it liked it
Not for the faint of heart.
Dec 24, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I grew up on this book, and nothing beats it for scaring relatives when they used to come visit in Alaska.
Jason Slemons
Sep 30, 2014 Jason Slemons rated it really liked it
Best if read as an Alaskan youth.
James Oliver
Jul 12, 2013 James Oliver rated it really liked it
Wonderful stuff! Another of those books to avoid before pitching a tent on the open tundra, or at least bring some cotton for your ears so every sound does not sound like a bear outside your tent.
Jan 28, 2013 Carly rated it liked it
Couldn't put this down. Shouldn't have read it before heading into the Canadian wilderness though.
Jun 21, 2010 Lyn rated it liked it
Nothing like reading about bear attacks in Alaska just before heading out to hike Alaska trails.
Adrienne Campbell
May 13, 2012 Adrienne Campbell rated it really liked it
Great book of truly hair-raising bear attacks! Will make you think twice about visiting bear country...
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