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Bear Attacks of the Century: True Stories of Courage and Survival

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Unflinching accounts of human and ursine encounters.

Do bear attacks touch people in the far-back recesses of their psyches? Reach latent ancestral memories of cave days when humans were potential prey? Indeed, there are those who say their nightmares involved bears before they ever saw one, either in the flesh or in the movies. Unfortunately, these nightmares all too often come true.

People perform almost superhuman feats in their fight to survive bear attacks. Jim Mariotte, for instance, was attacked and mauled by a grizzly while carving out a moose head. When playing dead didn't work, he slammed his skinning knife into the attacker's neck. The surprised bear backed off only to charge again, cut his tongue trying to bite at the knife, and got the knife sunk into the same place. By the third charge, Mariotte was on his feet despite chewed buttocks and damaged legs. This time the bear left with the knife still sticking in his neck. "In bear attacks, the human survival instinct is extraordinary," says a doctor who sees the terrible punishment victims of bear attacks live through. "And equally amazing are the heroics and seemingly superhuman efforts of those around the victims."

Bear Attacks of the Century gathers together these stories of courage, chronicling the most horrific encounters between bears and people. With expert advice on avoiding attacks and information that may help both species leave an encounter unscathed, this book is required reading for hikers, hunters, campers, or anyone visiting bear country, and those who want to learn more about these sometimes deadly but always fascinating animals.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing upon interviews conducted with survivors, journalists Mueller and Reiss present 16 gripping stories of people who were attacked by bears and lived to tell about it. The volume concludes with an essay on avoiding bear attacks when camping or hiking. A majority of the pieces appeared previously in Outdoor Life magazine. The volume lacks bibliographical references and an index.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Drawing upon interviews conducted with survivors, journalists Mueller and Reiss present 16 gripping stories of people who were attacked by bears and lived to tell about it. The volume concludes with an essay on avoiding bear attacks when camping or hiking. A majority of the pieces appeared previously in Outdoor Life magazine. The volume lacks bibliographical references and an index. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Unflinching accounts of human and ursine encounters.

About the Author

Larry Mueller, hunting dog editor at Outdoor Life, has written numerous articles, as well as Speed Train Your Own Retriever.

Marguerite Reiss is an outdoor writer who has contributed to Readers Digest, Outdoor Life, and Guideposts.

Table of Contents

COURAGE BY CONTAGION

CEASELESS TERROR

THE GRIZZLY SKULL CRACKER

DEATH CAME CALLING

BULLDOZER BEAR

ONE HUNTER'S DEATHLY PREMONITION

DEVIL'S CLUB BEAR

DINNER BELL BEARS

HOW TO BE SAFE IN BEAR COUNTRY

TUNDRA TERROR

THE GRIZZLY JINX

SLAMMED INTO SUFFOCATION

NIGHTMARE HUNT

BEAR IN CAMP

WHO WILL BE THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB?

GRIZZLY REMATCH

LETHAL PUNCH

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592282708
Author:
Mueller, Larry
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Author:
Reiss Kern, Marguerite
Author:
Kern, Marguerite Reiss
Author:
Reiss, Marguerite
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Bear attacks.
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Nature Studies - Bears
Subject:
Animals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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