Taken by Bear in Yellowstone: More Than a Century of Harrowing Encounters between Grizzlies and Humans (Paperback)Kathleen Snow (author)
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 07/03/2016
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Humans and grizzly bears have been coming into contact in Yellowstone National Park ever since it was founded in 1872. Most of these encounters have ended peacefully, but many have not. In order to most accurately tell the stories of those involved in the more deadly incidents, Kathleen Snow went directly to the source: the National Park Service archives. With help from personnel at park headquarters, Snow has collected more than 100 years' worth of hair-raising stories that read like crime scene investigations and provide hard-learned lessons in outdoor safety. A must-read for fans of Death in Yellowstone and anyone fascinated by human-animal interactions.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 225 x 152 x 18 mm
"Bear attacks are multifaceted, fascinating and often chilling events. Snow gives carefully researched and detailed first person accounts of Yellowstone's National Park's bear attacks. Her accounts and images inform and let the reader draw their own conclusions. Ms. Snow gives accurate advice regarding how to avoid a bear attack. If you want the details of Yellowstone's bear attacks told in vivid detail Snow's book is the place to go." -Stephen Herrero, author of Bear Attacks and leading authority on bear ecology, behavior, and attacks "Kathleen Snow's book reads like a series of crime scene reports, only they are not crimes. She uses careful and vivid detail to describe, incident by incident, 142 years of harrowing encounters between grizzly bears and humans in Yellowstone National Park, with a recap of earlier incidents dating back to 1870. These stories, usually told in the words of the people involved, are a non-judgmental but stark reminder of why we need to respect an animal that rightfully symbolizes the wildness in wilderness." -David Knibb, author of Grizzly Wars: The Public Fight over the Great Bear "Kathleen Snow has done an outstanding job in putting together the details of many Yellowstone bear-human confrontations from numerous sources. She weaves the stories in both a comprehensive and compelling narrative. I have already referenced it during my lectures on bear attacks even while it has been in manuscript form. It is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in human-bear encounters." -Steven P. French, author of "Bear Attacks" in Wilderness Medicine and cofounder of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation "Kathleen Snow has done an excellent job of chronicling the bear/human conflicts in Yellowstone with this book. She paints a picture of each event with her own prose and includes all the official transcripts detailing the events. This contrast between a writer's view of an incident and the stark forensic details of agency reports allows the reader to imagine each scene from different perspectives. It helps to soften the forensic evidence but also gives a glimpse of the stark reality that rangers and tourists have actually faced every time there is an incident. The bad news is that such incidents will probably always happen as long as we value wild bears and wilderness. The good news is that they rarely do happen, and bears in general go out of their way to avoid them." -Frank Lance Craighead, author of Bears of the World and executive director of the Craighead Institute "Valuable for its collection of facts." -Lee H. Whittlesey, author of Death in Yellowstone and Yellowstone Park historian "Kathleen Snow's exhaustive investigation into bear attacks brings home the message that Yellowstone is a wild, predator-rich ecosystem. While the details of these incidents remind us that our safety in bear country is not guaranteed, Snow provides the latest information on precautions to take to avoid a bear attack." -Orville Bach, Yellowstone seasonal ranger
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