Grizzly Maze

Grizzly Maze

Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession With Alaskan Bears

Book - 2005
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Ursus arctos horribilis, commonly known as the grizzly or brown bear, is one of the most feared animals on the planet. As its most outspoken protector, Timothy Treadwell tirelessly sought to overturn the perception of grizzlies as dangerously aggressive. It was therefore a media sensation when in October 2003 Treadwell and his girlfriend were fatally mauled by a bear in Alaska s Katmai National Park, the first such attack in the park in eighty-five years.

In The Grizzly Maze , Nick Jans, who for years has written expertly and lyrically about the Alaskan wilderness, ventures to answer this question. Based on exclusive access to the killing site and his own and other s expert knowledge of Alaskan bears, Jans plots out Treadwell s final expedition and encounter with the grizzly. In doing so, Jans provides a moving and complex portrait of the man known as the "Bear Whisperer, whose controversial ideas earned him the scorn of hunters, the adoration of some animal lovers, and the skepticism of naturalists.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 2005.
ISBN: 9780452287358
Characteristics: xi, 274 p., [8] leaves of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Dec 06, 2013

A true story of Alaska's bear country and the people drawn to it. And how wishful thinking can lead to delusions and fatal results - to both bears and a human.

Jan 31, 2012

Very good but not for the faint of heart. One of those stories that could only have one ending. The sad thing was how many people (and bears) ended up hurt.

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