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About this book
About this book
Charlie Russell is a legend, not only in his home territory of Alberta but in all of Canada and around the world. An author of several books, including Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia, Spirit Bear: Encounters with the White Bear of the Western Rainforest, and Grizzly Heart: Living Without Fear Among the Brown Bears of Kamchatka, he has been the subject of numerous interviews, documentaries, and articles showcasing him and the bears he loved.
Talking with Bears is an intimate portrait of Charlie Russell's philosophy of nature, which evolved over the 76 years he graced this planet. Accompanied by stunning photography, the book is written in narrative form, the way Charlie spoke and shared his stories and knowledge with others. Each of the chapters describes some facet of Charlie's philosophy and experiences through the stories of individual bears and what they taught him: the meaning of trust, respect, attention, love, and much more.
Talking with Bears is written for everyone and anyone who yearns to rekindle the magic of living in alignment with nature and bring the teachings of Charlie Russell and his bears into their own lives.
Customer Reviews (1)
16 Apr 2020
Written for Hardback
We owe a debt of gratitude to author and scientist Dr Gay Bradshaw for bringing Charlie Russell’s intuitive relationship with Nature and his unrivalled understanding of bears to the world at this juncture.
As a friend and pupil of Charlie Russell, I so appreciate the obvious care the author has taken in selecting experiences over his lifetime to illustrate many findings, including controversial ones, about bears. The stunning 60plus original, full-coloured photos included in the book only add to the understanding of this rugged, adventure-prone researcher and his charismatic, yet often feared megafauna.
The author has not only been a true scribe of Charlie Russell’s experiences and findings, but she has expertly infused her own intimate understanding of transspecies psychology and ecology where appropriate.
This book is not only a must-read for those wanting to learn about the true nature of bears but also for those of us already working or living alongside bears. The legacy of Charlie Russell’s work must be continued if we wish to one day live as our ancestors lived, in true harmony with bears and Nature.
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