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Description - Death in the Grizzly Maze by Mike Lapinski

On the afternoon of October 5, 2003, in Alaska's Katmai National Park, one or more brown bears killed and ate Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amy Huguenard. The next day, park rangers killed the two bears that they assumed were responsible. This frightening and chilling story immediately captured worldwide media attention. Some bear experts felt that Treadwell's death was a matter of time, considering the unorthodox and highly questionable tactics he used in his life among the bears. Yet Timothy's surge in popularity, and his inglorious death, gives rises to a plethora of questions. More than just a story about Treadwell, Death in the Grizzly Maze delves into the issues raised by the new breed of reckless wildlife celebrities and answeres these questions: Was it a foregone conclusion that Timothy Treadwell had to die? Since Treadwell's actions were so obviously improper why didn't the National Park Service intervene? Did the bears have to die? How the actions of a few are affecting national park policy and promoting improper behaviour when encountering wildlife are important issues for the future of wildlife conservation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762736775
ISBN-10: 0762736771
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Falcon Guides
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mike Lapinski

Mike Lapinski is the author of eleven outdoor and nature books and hundreds of magazine articles. Mike is considered an expert on the use of bear pepper spray and often speaks on this subject, bears, and self-defence for nature lovers. He lives with his wife Aggie most of the year in Superior, Montana, close to grizzlies and grizzly country.