Bears: Without Fear by Kevin Van Tighem

By Kevin Van Tighem

Fear of bears turns out nearly to be a part of what it really is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time right into a international already populated via those nice carnivores. ahead of we mastered iron and later built firearms, we had few defences opposed to bears—only watchful warning and tricky ceremonies and sacrifices to push back fear.

Where human populations develop, bears have ordinarily diminished or disappeared. but if we go back to the wild, to locations the place bears nonetheless live on, all our primeval fears wake up back. the chance of an car twist of fate so that it will endure nation some distance outstrips the chance of a close-range stumble upon with a endure, yet its the endure that concerns us as we hurtle down the pavement at 100 kilometres an hour.

In this well timed and delicate booklet, Kevin Van Tighem calls on many years of expertise, wisdom and figuring out so as to enlighten readers approximately our courting with and perspective towards bears. alongside the way in which we're faced with the realities confronting those nice animals due to our ever-expanding human inhabitants and their ever-shrinking normal habitat. via historic study, box commentary, useful recommendation, own anecdotes and an array of attractive photographs, Van Tighem has written a entire ebook that's intended to demystify bears to be able to advertise a deeper figuring out of those strong but susceptible creatures.

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Winnie became a popular attraction, entertaining thousands of British children before she died at the ripe old age of thirty. The famous drawings of Pooh, however, depict a third bear: a toy belonging to Graham Shepard, the son of the illustrator. H. Shepard was one of the first illustrators to receive a share of book royalties – Milne insisted on giving him 20 per cent, in recognition of the role his drawings played in the success of Milne’s books. Shepard also illustrated Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

Winnie became a popular attraction, entertaining thousands of British children before she died at the ripe old age of thirty. The famous drawings of Pooh, however, depict a third bear: a toy belonging to Graham Shepard, the son of the illustrator. H. Shepard was one of the first illustrators to receive a share of book royalties – Milne insisted on giving him 20 per cent, in recognition of the role his drawings played in the success of Milne’s books. Shepard also illustrated Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

53 own fears and isolation. Gradually the colours softened and bears began to emerge into their own landscapes. By the end of her first project, Maureen realized she had only begun to know bears for what they really were. Maureen’s questions brought her into contact with Charlie Russell, a rancher-biologist on his own quest for a better understanding of the animals. Their common passion for bears led to another, more ambitious project: several summers in the windswept wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

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