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

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

by Lamar Underwood
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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, 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:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.07(d)

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