By: Scott, Keith
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 2006
PHOTO Highlights: 165 color photos, 5 illustrations
Description: Grizzly bears can climb trees; black bears can be brown -- or even white, and some coastal bears will not hibernate at all. These facts, and the vibrant photographs of bears, underscore The Bear Man's true message, which is: Learn how to behave around bears; know proper 'bear manners' and you -- and the bear -- will survive an encounter. Armed with just bear spray and the knowledge he has acquired in nearly forty years of studying bears in their natural habitat, Keith Scott hikes the wilds of Canada and Alaska, looking for bears, living where they live. His adventures and experience have made him a specialist on bear habitats and behavior, and his commitment is to teach people about these misunderstood and magnificent animals. The Bear Man says, 'Bear safety isn't important until an incident occurs. I teach bear safety so incidents won't occur.'
Keith Scott grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. He has spent his life photographing and studying bears since 1967. He hikes between three and six miles (five and ten kilometers) daily in search of bears. Keith makes a living delivering lecture and slide presentations on bears and bear safety, appearing at over 100 schools a year. He also sells his books and DVDs on bears and wildlife.