The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2006 - Nature - 288 pages
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With a new introduction on Werner Herzog’s film entitled The Grizzly Man

Timothy Treadwell, self-styled “bear whisperer” dared to live among the grizzlies, seeking to overturn the perception of them as dangerously aggressive animals. When he and his girlfriend were mauled in October 2003, it created a media sensation.

In The Grizzly Maze, Nick Jans, a seasoned outdoor writer with a quarter century of experience writing about Alaska and bears, traces Treadwell’s rise from unknown waiter in California to celebrity, providing a moving portrait of the man whose controversial ideas and behavior earned him the scorn of hunters, the adoration of animal lovers and the skepticism of naturalists. BACKCOVER: “Intensely imagistic, artfully controlled prose . . . behind the building tension of Treadwell’s path to oblivion, a stunning landscape looms.”


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User Review  - lizpatanders - LibraryThing

It's important to note that if you go into reading this book without seeing the movie Grizzly Man, I would imagine that it would be confusing. As it happens, I saw Grizzly Man this past spring, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie_H - LibraryThing

I became interested in this story after seeing "Grizzly Man," a documentary, on The Discovery Channel. This was an decent book chronicling the life and death of Timothy Treadwell in a horrific grizzly ... Read full review

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Nick Jans is a contributing editor for Alaska magazine and a member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Contributors. He has written for Rolling Stone, Backpacker, and the Christian Science Monitor. His books include Tracks of the Unseen: Meditations on Alaska Wildlife, Landscape, and Photography; A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska; and The Last Light Breaking: Living Among Alaska’s Inupiat Eskimos.

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