One of Us: A Biologist's Walk Among Bears
by Barrie K. Gilbert
"Here is the grizzly book, packed with incredible knowledge, to trust."
~ Doug Peacock, renowned nature writer and grizzly bear expert
"Barrie Gilbert considers bears to be ‘the chimpanzees of the carnivore world.’ And in this book, one very intelligent creature has met another, their lives have intertwined, and this work is the fascinating result."
~ Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
"When a person’s first encounter with a creature is a disfiguring mauling from which he miraculously survives, it would be reasonable to expect what follows would be lifelong fear, even hatred.
But this book is written by such a man, yet lifelong fascination, even admiration remained his career path... "
Drawn from Barrie K Gilbert's decades of experience, One of Us: A Biologist’s Walk Among Bears explodes myths that depict grizzlies as bloodthirsty beasts that “kill for pleasure” and reveals the intelligent, adaptable side of these astonishingly social animals. He also explains their pivotal role in maintaining and protecting their fragile ecosystems. Accordingly, Gilbert pulls no punches when outlining threats to bear conservation. Most importantly, this book extolls a new way of appreciating grizzly bears, the same way we regard wolves, whales, chimpanzees, and gorillas.
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