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In Bear Country: A Global Journey in Vanishing Wilderness

Biography / Memoir

By: Brian Payton

304 pages, no illustrations

Old Street Publishing

Paperback | May 2007 | #167709 | ISBN-13: 9781905847143
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In a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex.

From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. His quest ultimately leads to the Colorado Plateau, where an ancient reverence for black bears collides with the will of trophy hunters in pursuit of game they do not eat.


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