By Charlie Russell, Maureen Enns, Fred Stenson
An soaking up first-hand account of residing with bears, from the acclaimed writer of The Spirit Bear.
To many folks, grizzlies are symbols of strength and ferocity -- creatures to be feared and, too usually, killed. yet Charlie Russell, who has had a forty-year courting with bears, holds the arguable trust that it's attainable to dwell with and actually comprehend bears within the wild. And for 5 years now, Russell and his associate, artist and photographer Maureen Enns, have spent summers at the Kamchatka peninsula, situated at the northeast coast of Russia, and residential of the densest inhabitants of brown bears within the world.
Grizzly middle tells the awesome tale of the way Russell and Enns have defied the preconceptions of natural world officers and most of the people by means of dwelling unthreatened -- and revered -- one of the grizzlies of Kamchatka. In a good and rapid type, Russell tells of the pains and successes in their years within the box, from convincing Russian officers so they can research, to adopting 3 endure cubs left orphaned whilst their mom used to be killed through a hunter (and instructing those cubs find out how to live to tell the tale within the wild), to elevating environmental expertise via art.
Through a mixture of cautious learn and private commitment, Russell and Enns are persuading humans to think again the age-old snapshot of the grizzly endure as a ferocious man-eater and perpetual possibility. via their activities, they exhibit that it's attainable to forge a at the same time respectful courting with those majestic giants, and supply compelling purposes for changing our tradition.