Bears I Have Known

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After spending forty years as a park ranger, Bob Murphy of Livingston, Montana, has many interesting tales to tell. But his favorite memories and his best stories are always about bears.

Murphy has collected a remarkable series of anecdotes and recollections in his new book, "Bears I Have Known: A Park Ranger's True Tales from Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks." Published by Riverbend Publishing of Helena, the book chronicles four ...
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Overview

After spending forty years as a park ranger, Bob Murphy of Livingston, Montana, has many interesting tales to tell. But his favorite memories and his best stories are always about bears.

Murphy has collected a remarkable series of anecdotes and recollections in his new book, "Bears I Have Known: A Park Ranger's True Tales from Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks." Published by Riverbend Publishing of Helena, the book chronicles four decades of close encounters, close calls, and close-up views of grizzly and black bears. From the story of the boy and the bear who ended up in the same tree, to the grizzly in a boat, and the black bear in the lobby of a lodge, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves bears.

"Nothing gets your heart pumping like meeting a bear," Murphy said, "and I met more than my share. Encountering a bear is never an ordinary experience." Murphy was determined to share his love of bruins with others. "Bears are a precious natural resource and we need to give them their due," he said. His stories are at once entertaining and enlightening, shedding light on bear behavior and showing both the good and the bad of bears - and people. "I wish all my bear stories had a happy ending, but I've seen my share of tragedy in the field too."

Murphy's long career with the National Park Service led him all over the country. "Bears I Have Known" recounts his years in Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931832649
  • Publisher: Riverbend Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2006
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 694,483
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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