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Bear Encounters Tales from the Wild Side

Biography / Memoir
By: Jim Nelson(Author)
232 pages, b/w illustrations
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If you go into the woods today, chances are still good that you could come back with your own bear story. Hardly a summer goes by without bears making the news one way or another. Whether it's with black bears, grizzly bears, polar bears or even circus bears, the encounter usually gets the adrenalin pumping. Whatever the details, the result is always a story that will be retold many times. Thirteen such accounts of the truly terrifying comprise this collection of stories by raconteur Jim Nelson, including these gripping tales:

- A roustabout down on his luck is tempted into the illegal trade of bear parts, only to find that without bad luck he would have no luck at all
- A routine timber cruise suddenly turns into an all-out race as the timber cruisers compete to not be the first to be tripped up by those terrible teeth
- A young woman living alone in a wilderness cabin imagines she is being stalked – until the sound of window glass breaking wakens her in the night
- Among the Hutterite boys out in cow-camp, a meandering bear is a target of interes – but it is actually a skunk that will ultimately prove to be their undoing
- The bears we imagine are always more terrible than the ones we encounter – or so a film-maker believes until he finds himself running faster than he can think
- Bears are actually the least of our worries, as one hapless wanderer finds out when he is hospitalized by a particularly malicious chicken!

Whatever the encounter, Jim Nelson can be counted on to serve up the bear essentials of some great stories.

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Biography / Memoir
By: Jim Nelson(Author)
232 pages, b/w illustrations
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