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Grizzly Heart is the remarkable account of how, for the past seven years, Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns have defied the preconceptions of wildlife officials and the general public by living unthreatened - and respected - among the grizzly bears on Russia's rugged and glorious Kamchatka Peninsula. At the core is the story of the couple's adoption of three bear cubs and how they helped teach these cubs to survive in the wild. Their project demonstrates that it is possible to forge a respectful relationship with these majestic giants, and provides persuasive reasons for altering our ideas about bears.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679311955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679311959
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,641,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Thomas H. Wootten on May 22, 2003
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My wife and I read this book aloud to each other. It was almost impossible to put down once we started. It represents something for every memeber of the family I believe, but especially anyone intersted in biolgical research, the out of doors, and bears, yet the book is written as an adventure story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Teel VINE VOICE on August 16, 2008
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Grizzly Heart is the best book written on grizzly bears. The book chronicles Charlie Russell's quest to prove that human-bear peaceful coexistence is possible. Russell moves to remote Siberia to live with bears and ends up adopting orphaned cubs and raising them in the wild. Russell is an amazing, gifted writer and the story is compelling and exciting. Russell's work with animals is groundbreaking and his writing shares with the world that grizzly bears are not the demonized monsters they have been turned into through popular culture. Russell is one of few people involved with grizzly bears who understands how power and culture work to keep dominant power structures (such as the hunting establishment) in place. His story is not only a page turner but will open your eyes to how animals can be so completely misunderstood. If you like nature narratives or are interested in learning about bears this book is a must read. My husband has read it three times!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vin on February 13, 2013
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I first saw Charlie Russell's work with grizzly bears in the BBC documentary, The Bear Man of Kamchatka. Unfortunately, this documentary doesn't seem to be available in North America. Born and raised in grizzly country near Twin Butte, Alberta, his father used to guide wilderness tours for weeks at a time. Mr. Russell joined his father's business as a guide and outfitter, but he always wanted to study grizzlies. He decided to study the grizzlies of remote Kamchatka Peninsula because they had no real prior exposure to humans. Not only is Mr. Russell a diligent self-taught, brilliant and compassionate biologist, he has a wonderful manner of writing about his experiences. Through his detailed writing, you are 'right there with him' as he travels to Kamchatka, prepares a site for his cabin and meets grizzy bears who are his study subjects. There is an empathetic cross-species communication between Mr. Russell and the bears, which is relayed well in this book, but you would be amazed to see how this works in the documentary. Hopefully, the documentary will be made available in North America. Wonderful book. READ IT! See different grizzly bears hunting for salmon with Mr. Russell, and watch as they sit beside him on land, or wade into streams with him.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miss Fidget on June 12, 2011
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This book by Charlie Russell is phenomenal. It was both educational, entertaining and heart wrenching. "Grizzly Heart" was instrumental in my interest and researching/following the American Black Bear, which includes the viewing via live cam of the birth of a black bear cub in her den and following the path of the mother (Lily) and cub (Hope), and Lily's next two cubs born one year after Hope. (This is available on the internet at North American Bear Center in Ely, MN).

Charlie Russell put his heart and soul into "Grizzly Heart". If you love animals, specifically bears, you will not be able to put this book down. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda L F on August 24, 2013
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It is well written with lots of information but I still haven't finished it! I simply lost interest, guess its not my kind of book. It's too "text book" like for me. I like books with more heart and soul.
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