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Speaking of Bears

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Speaking of Bears
Author: Rachel Mazur
The bear crisis and a tale of re-wilding from Yosemite, Sequoia, and other National Parks.

As majestic as they are powerful, and as timeless as they are current, bears continue to captivate. Speaking of Bears is not your average collection of stories. Rather, it is the history, compiled from interviews with more than 100 individuals, of how Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, all in California's Sierra Nevada, created a human-bear problem so bad that there were eventually over 2,000 incidents in a single year. It then describes the pivotal moments during which park employees used trial and error, conducted research, invented devices, collaborated with other parks, and found funding to get the crisis back under control. Speaking of Bears is for bear lovers, national park buffs, historians, wildlife managers, biologists, and anyone who wants to know the who, what, where, when, and why of what once was a serious human-bear problem, and the path these parks took to correct it.

Cover Design: Diana Nuhn
Paperback: 299 pages
Publisher: Falcon Guides; 2015
 

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About the Author: Rachel Mazur ran the bear management program in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for 9 years. She earned her PhD studying black bear ecology, has published several scientific and popular articles on bears, and is the author of a children's book "If You Were a Bear", from which all proceeds go to education.