- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Falcon Guides; 1st edition (April 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762736771
- ISBN-13: 978-0762736775
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Death in the Grizzly Maze: The Timothy Treadwell Story 1st Edition
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This chilling story immediately captured worldwide media attention, not only because of the horrific manner of Timothy and Amie's deaths, but also because Timothy was a well-known wildlife celebrity. His films of close-up encounters with grizzly bears – he spent more than a dozen summers living with and videotaping giant bears in the Alaskan bush – were the subject of television talk shows, movies, and books.
But his work was not without controversy, and some bear experts felt that Treadwell's fatal encounter was a tragedy waiting to happen – the result of the unorthodox tactics he used in his life among the bears.
Death in the Grizzly Maze is the compelling account of Treadwell's intense life and dramatic death. Author Mike Lapinski chronicles Treadwell's rise from self-described alcoholic loser to popular grizzly-bear advocate. Lapinski explores how a waiter from Malibu, California, with no background in biology or wildlife science, came to be considered a bear expert. And he reveals the high cost of the current craze for wildlife celebrities – and what it means for the future of wildlife conservation.
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All of that said, if you're interested in bears and/or Treadwell...and I'm mildly interested in Treadwell and passionately interested in bears...this book is an easy read and a valuable one. Yeah the bear spray endorsement could have been left out, but I found it interesting, and for me at least, it settled the question of just how effective something coming out of a spray can could be in foiling a bear attack. Reading that information made me wish I would have had bear spray with me when I've hiked in grizzly country and caused me to resolve that I won't go into those areas again without it.
I have not read Treadwell's book although I probably should. I'm sure it's interesting, but the thing that holds me back is that I feel that, given Treadwell's kind of lose relationship with the truth, the reader needs to take his self-told story with a pretty critical eye.
By the way, I checked Patagonia's web site, as well as Grizzly People, and it appears that Patagonia no longer sponsors Grizzly People. With respect to Leonardo Dicaprio, it's difficult to tell. His web site doesn't mention the organization, although the Grizzly People site refers to sponsorship by DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way.