Grizzly Lessons: Coexisting with Bears and Wolves (Paperback)
"Grizzly Lessons" is a survival guide to living in, or visiting, grizzly and wolf country. Fear, physical danger, financial hardship, and animosity between neighbors are contemporary challenges of the everyday Western experience.
Stories of grizzly attacks reveal the remarkable psychological resilience of survivors. Most have returned to the wilderness with increased respect for bears and their love of nature intact.
"Grizzly Lessons" avoids the polarizing rhetoric of the vitriolic wolf-bear debates. In contrast, Blanchard presents accounts of coexistence, from historical Native Americans to present-day ranchers, hunters, and other wilderness explorers. For those who are open to them, the ultimate lessons of humility, respect, and interdependence are offered through grizzly encounters.