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Bear Attacks by Stephen Herrero
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Jul 08, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: continental-divide, backpacking
Recommended for: hikers, hunters, backpackers, wildlife workers, people who live near bears
Read in March, 2009

This is a no-nonsense book from perhaps the most knowledgeable person alive regarding North American Bears. This book is not for the faint-of-heart as it describes in gruesome detail bear attacks (both fatal and non-fatal).

Mr. Herrero has been called in more often than not to help assess the causes of attacks caused by bears in both Canada and the US. He offers crucial advice for dealing with deadly situations, however even more important, he offers advice that can help people in the wild avoid personal encounters with bears in the first place and educates the reader to be safe while boldly exploring wild areas.

The book is based on research, so at times it may be a bit dry. I would not recommend this as a nightstand book, though. But if you are planning to trek out into the wilderness, this book could save your life and/or the life of a companion.
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05/04/2009 page 92
32.06% "This is not bed-time material! Sheesh! Only one who is very ignorant would scoff at this book. Written by an expert, backed by research."

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