The frequency and severity of bear attacks have significantly increased in North America in recent years, a result of increasing human development in bear country and a growing number of people travelling in wildereness areas. Learning to avoid a bear attack is essential information that everyone should have before they explore the great outdoors. Failure to do so can result in needless tragedy in terms of both human and animal loss of life.

This sensitive book explores the often-fatal relationship between bears and humans and sheds insight on how we can learn to better share the wilderness with the largest carnivore on the continent.