The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears

The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears

by Nick Jans

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The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears by Nick Jans

With a new introduction on Werner Herzog’s film entitled The Grizzly Man

Timothy Treadwell, self-styled “bear whisperer” dared to live among the grizzlies, seeking to overturn the perception of them as dangerously aggressive animals. When he and his girlfriend were mauled, it created a media sensation.

In The Grizzly Maze, Nick Jans, a seasoned outdoor writer with a quarter century of experience writing about Alaska and bears, traces Treadwell’s rise from unknown waiter in California to celebrity, providing a moving portrait of the man whose controversial ideas and behavior earned him the scorn of hunters, the adoration of animal lovers and the skepticism of naturalists.

“Intensely imagistic, artfully controlled prose . . . behind the building tension of Treadwell’s path to oblivion, a stunning landscape looms.”—Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101097700
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 229,811
File size: 461 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nick Jans is a contributing editor for Alaska magazine and a member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Contributors. He has written for Rolling Stone, Backpacker, and the Christian Science Monitor. His books include Tracks of the Unseen: Meditations on Alaska Wildlife, Landscape, and Photography; A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska; and The Last Light Breaking: Living Among Alaska’s Inupiat Eskimos.

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