IN THE COMPANY OF WILD BEARS: A CELEBRATION OF BACKCOUNTRY GRIZZLIES & BLACK BEARS
Author: Howard Smith
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Aug 2006
Real-life human-bear encounters involving black bears, grizzlies, & Alaskan brown bears. Filled w/ informative sidebars on bear behavior, living near bears, & safety precautions. 8-page color insert of photos, & dozens of B&W photos by Michael H. Francis; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
Most people conjure up fearful images of mammoth-sized grizzlies with razor-sharp teeth when they think of bears, but In the Company of Wild Bears shows another side to these massive bruins. It melds fascinating real-life humanbear encounters with world-class photography to create a unique experience most readers have only dreamed of.
Instead of scaring people out of the woods, In the Company of Wild Bears invites them in to take a closer look at the lives of these incredible beasts.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
Michael H. Francis is an internationally renowned wildlife photographer who lives in Billings, Montana.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Howard Smith is an inveterate wilderness junkie with a passion for anything outdoors. He lives in Boise, Idaho.