Man Eaters: True Tales of Animals Stalking, Mauling, Killing, and Eating Human Prey

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The reports and eyewitness accounts in Man Eaters span years and the globe, ranging from desolate places to breathtaking Edens where the beauty of the land stands in contrast to the tragedy. Some of the stories are legendary - "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo," for instance. Some, like the grizzly attacks in national parks, were once newspaper headlines. Others are obscure events of individual heroism and ordeal, no less gripping. The rewards of the outdoor life provide something deep and satisfying in many of us, but, ...
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Overview

The reports and eyewitness accounts in Man Eaters span years and the globe, ranging from desolate places to breathtaking Edens where the beauty of the land stands in contrast to the tragedy. Some of the stories are legendary - "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo," for instance. Some, like the grizzly attacks in national parks, were once newspaper headlines. Others are obscure events of individual heroism and ordeal, no less gripping. The rewards of the outdoor life provide something deep and satisfying in many of us, but, as this anthology shows, the wild country that sustains us can also kill us. (6 x 9, 288 pages, color photos) Lamar Underwood is a former Editor-in-Chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life magazines, and is presently editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York.
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Here are grisly tales of grizzly (and lion and snake and crocodile) encounters to chill the heart of the armchair traveler. Underwood, a former editor-in-chief of magazine, acknowledges that most people stand a much higher chance of being hit by a bus than being consumed by a bear. "And yet...," he adds, ominously. His collection of news stories, legends, and eyewitness reports spans the globe and an entire century. Some of the stories sound a cautionary note about people's aggressive and foolish behavior around wildlife. Others are frankly sensationalized accounts of animals run amok. The work has no index; it does have a dustjacket with a close-up photo of a roaring bear would give any hiker pause. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781585746385
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part 1 In Bear Country 5
Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Polar Bear
1 Death in Yellowstone 7
2 Dying to Photograph Grizzlies 13
3 White Fury on the Barrens 19
4 Sudden Encounters with Grizzlies 27
5 Grizzly Attacks 47
6 The Predaceous Black Bear 59
7 Bears of the Year-Long Day 77
8 Anatomy of a Tragedy: The Yellowstone Grizzly Called "Old Fifteen" 93
Part 2 Denizens of the Deep 109
Sharks
9 The Shadows Attack 111
Part 3 Simba! 137
The African Lion
10 The Man-Eaters of Tsavo 139
11 Man-Eaters 165
Part 4 Croc! 181
The Crocodile
12 Fatal Encounters 183
13 African Attacks 203
Part 5 Death Wears Stripes and Spots 221
Tigers, Leopards, Panthers
14 In the Jaws of a Tiger 223
15 The Scourge of a District 229
16 Man-Eating Leopards 239
Part 6 America's Lion 261
The Cougar
17 Cougar Attacks on Humans 263
Part 7 Tembo! 271
The African Elephant
18 Rogue Elephant 273
19 The Elephant Charge You Can Watch on TV 283
20 Close Calls 287
Part 8 Snake! 291
Cobra, Mamba, Rattlesnake and Others
21 Aggressive Snakes 293
22 Deadliest Creature on Earth 313
23 Mambas 319
24 How It Feels To Die 331
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2004

    EXCELLENT

    THIS BOOK IS GREAT. IT HAS SOME VERY GRAPHIC AND DESCRIPTIVE STORIES. IT ALSO HAS SOME GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT BEARS AND SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN PLAY DEAD. IF YOU ENJOY READING A GOOD STORY, THIS IS THE BOOK I RECCOMEND. I READ IT MANY TIMES.

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