|Title||:||The Essential Grizzly|
|Number of Pages||:||264|
The Essential Grizzly Reviews
A very current look at an animal that was recently taken off the endangered species list. Peacock describes the day-to-day lives of grizzly bears as only person who has spent years in the backcountry of our nation's wildest places could. An intimate and controversial look at wildlife management in the US, that will make you question whether the griz should come off the endangered species list. Good tips on avoiding aggressive bear encounters. The Peacocks take turns writing husband-wife chapters [...]
Great book. Fascinating tales from the mind of a grizzly and grizzly advocates. Grizzlies are one of the few living creatures that arouse fear and awe in humans. On a walk through grizzly territory the senses are sharp and a person feels alive. The energy stirred by the mere presence of grizzlies on this continent is precisely why they should be protected.
Covers all aspects of man/grizzly interactions. Discusses hunting, keeping bears in captivity, meeting up with bears in the wild, training bears for "faked" nature photos/movie use, and the fates of bears that become habituated to humans and human food. Even-handed and thorough. Shows both sides of every conflict.
Peacock know his grizzlies having studied them for years. He is Vietnam vet and after the war went into wildlife management and then became a consultant on bear: ursa horribulous