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Fear of bears turns out nearly to join what it's to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time right into a international already populated through those nice carnivores. prior to we mastered iron and later built firearms, we had few defences opposed to bears purely watchful warning and complex ceremonies and sacrifices to beat back fear.

Where human populations develop, bears have usually diminished or disappeared. but if we go back to the wild, to locations the place bears nonetheless live to tell the tale, all our primeval fears wake up back. the danger of an car twist of fate so as to endure kingdom some distance outstrips the danger of a close-range come across with a undergo, yet its the undergo 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 a long time of expertise, wisdom and knowing which will enlighten readers approximately our dating with and perspective towards bears. alongside the best way we're faced with the realities confronting those nice animals because of our ever-expanding human inhabitants and their ever-shrinking common habitat. via historic learn, box commentary, useful recommendation, own anecdotes and an array of attractive pictures, Van Tighem has written a entire booklet that's intended to demystify bears in an effort to advertise a deeper figuring out of those strong but susceptible creatures.

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