Softcover. 282 pages 0.9 x 6.0 x .75 inches. 32 pencil drawings, 60 B&W pictures, 2 B&W maps, 8 B&W tables, 5 B&W charts. Revised Edition 2002. ISBN: 1-58574-557-X
From the back cover of the book) "For anyone planning a journey in bear country, this book should be required reading." Rocky Mountain News
"I am one of the people who was attacked by a bear on September 26, 1995 at Lake Louise Campground in Banff National Park. I believe that our having read your book BEAR ATTACKS was a primary factor in our being less badly injured than the occupants of other tents. I recommend BEAR ATTACKS to anyone who expresses an interest in the topic of bears." Laura Shearin, National Park Service
A gripping study of encounters between bears and people - with expert advice on the best ways to protect yourself. Revised and updated, with a new introduction by the author.
Of all the animals in North America's wilderness, none commands as much respect, interest, awe and fear as the bear. Endowed by nature with incredible size, speed, intelligence, and power, bears in the 21st century now compete for survival with the only other animals that can threaten their existence: Humans.
BEAR ATTACKS, first published by Lyons & Burford in 1985 and now thoroughly revised and updated, is the classic, authoritative, and unflinching study of attacks on humans by the mighty grizzle and the normally less aggressive, but sometimes deadly, black bear. Here is the often horrific, but always instructive, story of bears and people, written by the world's leading scientific authority in field.
This book is required reading for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country - and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but endlessly fascinating wild creatures.
STEPHEN HERRERO is Professor of Environmental Science and Biology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on bear ecology, behavior, and attacks.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the 2002 Revised Edition
Grizzly Bear Attacks
Sudden Encounters with Grizzlies
The Dangers of Garbage and Habituation
Aggression Without Injury
The Tolerant Black Bear
The Predaceous Black Bear
Characteristics of Bears
The Evolution of Bears
Bear Foods and Location
Signs of Bear Activity
Learning and Instinct
Aggression and Submission
Bears and People in Rural and Remote Areas