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The Blue Bear : A True Story of Friendship, Tragedy, and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness
The Blue Bear A True Story of Friendship Tragedy and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness Author:Lynn Schooler The Blue Bear is a haunting memoir about the search for one of the world's most elusive animals, the friendship that was forged, and the terrible tragedy that ensued. — With a body twisted by adolescent scoliosis and memories of the brutal death of a woman he loved, Lynn Schooler kept the world at arm's length, drifting through the wilds of Alask... more »a as a commercial fisherman, outdoorsman, and wilderness guide. In 1990, Schooler met Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino, and began a profound friendship cemented by a shared love of adventure and a passionate quest to find the elusive glacier bear, an exceedingly rare creature, seldom seen and shrouded in legend. But only after Hoshino's tragic death from a bear attack does Schooler succeed in photographing the animal -- completing a remarkable journey that ultimately brings new meaning to his life.The Blue Bear is an unforgettable book. Set amid the wild archipelagoes, deep glittering fjords, and dense primordial forests of Alaska's Glacier Coast, it is rich with the lyric sensibility and stunning prose of such nature classics as Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams and Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.
(This appears to be the Canadian trade paperback edition - it appears the same as the US edition, or close to it, except for the cover design & photo.)« less