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Down from the mountain : the life and death of a grizzly bear / Bryce Andrews.

Andrews, Bryce, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 599.784 AND (Text) 33500013057476 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328972453
  • ISBN: 1328972453
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The valley -- Newcomers -- Field and fence -- High summer -- The edge of the stand -- Seeing -- Reaping -- Fallow -- Visiting -- Hunters -- Millie's place -- The exhibit -- Near the woods.
Summary, etc.:
"The story of a bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing wilds of the American West"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    As Andrews (Badluck Way, 2014) states near the end of this absorbing tale, the narrative is braided from research, experience, and invention. Coming from a background in ranching, Andrews had a feel for the land and an appreciation for the wild animals sharing the Montana landscape. After growing disenchanted with ranching, he signed on with People and Carnivores, a nonprofit conservation group that mitigates conflicts between people and large predators. It was while he was experimenting with ways to protect a corn field with electric wire that he became aware of Millie, a female grizzly nursing two cubs. What follows is a lyrical exploration of an attempt to accommodate two disparate goals—the dairy farmer's need for the corn to feed his cattle and the grizzly's need to eat and fatten up during the short Montana summer. The resulting saga of the fence, the bears, and the cruel tricks fate can play read like a grand Great Plains tragedy in the Faulknerian mode. Andrews' empathic writing turns Millie's story into the embodiment of modern compromise with apex predators. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

BRYCE ANDREWS is the author of Badluck Way, winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Reading the West Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. He works with the conservation group People and Carnivores and has advocated for our public lands in front of Congress.

Subject: Grizzly bear > Montana.
Human-animal relationships > Montana.
Grizzly bear.
Human-animal relationships.

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