B&N Audiobooks Subscription = SAVINGS. Sign Up Today for a Free Book!
No Word for Wilderness: Italy's Grizzlies and the Race to Save the Rarest Bears on Earth

No Word for Wilderness: Italy's Grizzlies and the Race to Save the Rarest Bears on Earth

by Roger Thompson


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Friday, July 8


Fifty miles outside of Rome live the rarest bears on earth. This eye-opening book tells the incredible stories of two special populations of bears in Italy-one the last vestige of a former time that persists against all odds, the other a great experiment in rewilding that, if successful, promises to change how we see not only Italy but the world.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618220561
Publisher: Byte Level Research
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Roger Thompson is an award-winning nonfiction writer and director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. A former wilderness canoe guide for a Minnesota camp and the founder and director of an environmental program in Banff, AB, he currently lives in New York with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

Banff and Reno

Part I: A Tale of Two Bears

Wilderness and Italy’s Alpine Bears

Italy’s Ancient Bears

Part II: Orso Bruno

A Time to Make Friends

A Bear Is Born


Bruno Attacks

The Hunt for Bruno


Bruno, Enemy of the State

Part III: The Last Bears of Abruzzo

Italian Grizzlies

Endangered Lives and Livelihoods

Classifying Hope

Ursus arctos marsicanus

The King Who Launched a Movement




Part IV: Bandits and Bureaucracy



Uso Civico

Fade Out

Pax Romana and the “Nature Tax”

The Cows of Little Tibet

The Blue Snow of Abruzzo

Rewilding the Mob

Part V: Resurrecting the Wild

Save the Bears

Loi and Loss

Beautiful Minds


Part VI: Father Bear


The Limits of Science

Works Cited

Customer Reviews