Coexisting With Bears and Wolves

by Geral T. Blanchard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9780595776603
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9780595328611

About the Book

Grizzly Lessons is a survival guide to living in, or visiting, grizzly and wolf country. Fear, physical danger, financial hardship, and animosity between neighbors are contemporary challenges of the everyday Western experience.

Stories of grizzly attacks reveal the remarkable psychological resilience of survivors. Most have returned to the wilderness with increased respect for bears and their love of nature intact.

Grizzly Lessons avoids the polarizing rhetoric of the vitriolic wolf-bear debates. In contrast, Blanchard presents accounts of coexistence, from historical Native Americans to present-day ranchers, hunters, and other wilderness explorers. For those who are open to them, the ultimate lessons of humility, respect, and interdependence are offered through grizzly encounters.

About the Author

Geral Blanchard is trained in the field of psychology. His professional specialization has been in the field of sexual violence. For over thirty years he has worked with some of the most violent men in America including serial rapists and serial killers. For escape he hikes the Absaroka Mountains in search of the elusive grizzly bear. From the grizzlies, and the people who encounter them, Geral has learned lessons of coexistence that highlight the remarkable resiliency of human nature. Geral resides near Big Horn, Wyoming.