236 books — 194 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Alaska Bear Tales” as Want to Read:
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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
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
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 This book is out of date because there is no mention of the use of bear spray which hadn't been invented when these stories were written.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.