Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Good Condition. 287 pages. Trade paperback. Light discoloring and wear; crease on cover; tight square book. Back cover says "This is the sometimes horrific, yet instructive, story of Bear and Man, written by the leading scientific authority in the field. This book is for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country-and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Reference; Inventory No: 084207.
This contains research based, statistical information on bear attacks going back 100 years, and it's interesting. The book isn't quite as useful for avoiding an actual attack. Herrero gives conflicting information- sometimes black bears are more likely to attack than grizzlies, except when grizzlies are more likely to. Sometimes bears with their cubs will run, except when they charge. Sometimes bears run from gunshot, but not always. Climbing a tree can be useful, but be sure to get up high enough, and a black bear may follow you up. Herrero suggests a tent is some protection then a few pages later and in later chapters gives harrowing accounts of campers being dragged from their tents, mauled and eaten. His sometimes very specific information on what to do during an actual attack would be difficult to remember in the heat of the moment. Herrero admits bears are unpredictable and his respect & affection for them is obvious.
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