This book presents tales of an eager and idealistic young wildlife biologist’s four summers in the wilds of Alaska among Kodiak bears and sockeye salmon.
Readers will enjoy the details of exhilarating and sometimes dangerous field research on sockeye salmon when there seemed to be infinite possibilities for scientific discovery, and of pioneering live trapping studies of Kodiak bears when the tools of study were wolf traps, rope lassos, and ether-soaked cotton for sedating decidedly impatient trapped bears.
Read about discoveries, adventures, narrow escapes, bear attacks, struggles with the rigours and politics of scientific research, and life in a far northern camp (a man cave with real bears).
This is the classic story of a man in the wilderness—a coming of age book with a bang!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
John R. McNair lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his son, John, daughter-in-law, Andrea McNair (author of The Darkness series), son, Michael, and dog, Roscoe. He grew up in Colorado and earned his PhD in renaissance literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught for many years in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His writing adventure of the moment is a book about teaching and learning, preparing to live fully while creating a better life for others through interacting with the myriad of lives found in literature.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 9.25 (w) x 6.5 (h)