Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

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Overview

Of the animals in North America, none commands such dread, awe, and interest as the bear. This book is for everyone who camps, hikes, or visits bear country-and for anyone who wants to learn more about these fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541416888
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 934,240
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stephen Herrero is a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. He is recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on bears.

Matthew Josdal is a voice-over and theater artist who has narrated titles in a wide range of genres, including historical nonfiction and contemporary fantasy. Originally from a small town in southwest Saskatchewan, he obtained his BFA in drama from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he currently resides.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Schullery viii

Introduction to the 2018 Revised Edition x

Introduction xvi

1 Grizzly Bear Attacks 1

2 Sudden Encounters with Grizzlies 9

3 Provoked Attacks 31

4 The Dangers of Garbage and Habituation 45

5 Other Attacks 69

6 Aggression without Injury 81

7 The Tolerant Black Bear 88

8 The Predaceous Black Bear 99

9 Avoiding Encounters 119

10 Characteristics of Bears 141

11 The Evolution of Bears 153

12 Bear Foods and Location 159

13 Signs of Bear Activity 184

14 Learning and Instinct 198

15 Aggression and Submission 206

16 Bears and People in Rural and Remote Areas 229

17 Living with Bears 249

Notes 265

Additional Reading 285

Index 286

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