WHEN MAN IS THE PREY: TRUE STORIES OF ANIMALS ATTACKING HUMANS
Author: Michael Tougias
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Dec 2007
A harrowing collection of true deadly encounters between man & beast. Since humans evolved into the dominant species on this planet, we sometimes fail to recognize the power of animals & that it only takes a second for humans to become nearly helpless prey. 6x9 inches; 304 pgs.
A harrowing collection of true deadly encounters between man & beast.
From Steve Irwin to Timothy ?Grizzly Man? Treadwell, man has always had a volatile relationship with nature. We are often pitifully equipped to capture game or defend ourselves from predators. Natural, lethal killing machines, these beasts have honed their skills for millions of years. Since humans evolved into the dominant species on this planet, we sometimes fail to recognize the power of animals & that it only takes a second for humans to become nearly helpless prey. When Man Is the Prey is the finest collection of man versus animal stories ever compiled, revealing not only the dangers from predatory animals that still exist today, but also exploring the uneasy relationship that humanity has had with nature, & how often the savage side of many animals needs little stimulus to provoke a frighteningly deadly response. These stories are guaranteed to both fascinate & inform readers everywhere.
?Tougias? true gift is his ability to plumb the depths of human emotion, to take us ever deeper into the hearts of those who survived the ordeal?& even into the lives of those who did not.? ?SPIKE WALKER, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COMING BACK ALIVE & WORKING ON THE EDGE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MICHAEL TOUGIAS is a syndicated newspaper columnist & the author of sixteen books, including the national bestseller, Ten Hours Until Dawn. He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.