Walking with Bears: One Man's Relationship with Three Generations of Wild Bears

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Globe Pequot Press, Sep 1, 2001 - Nature - 248 pages
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DeBruyn, a biologist specializing in black bears, believes that the only way to protect a wild species is to determine precisely what they do all day.

To answer these questions, DeBruyn pioneered a G.P.S. monitoring system for radio-collared bears, but soon realized the only way to truly understand the animal is to enter its world. And so begins his incredible story.

With enormous patience and respect, DeBruyn succeeds in acclimating a North American black bear with cubs to his presence. "Walking with Bears" is an endearing and moving tale of interspecies friendship.

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Walking with Bears: One Man's Relationship with Three Generations of Wild Bears

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For six seasons in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, biologist DeBruyn spent up to 15 hours a day observing black bears. Habituated to his presence, the bears allowed him to be close enough to identify the ... Read full review

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This is a wonderfully entertaining and informative book. He got his insight into bear behavior the old fashioned way -- he watched them. It's filled with amusing anecdotes. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Debruyn is currently on assignment at the remote Brooks Camp in Alaska, studying interactions between humans and grizzly bears.

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