Informative and visually exciting, this book is your complete guide to bears. Kevin Van Tighem draws from his considerable firsthand experience with bears to describe their habitat, family life and behaviour, as well as the way they are perceived in human culture and the ecological forces that make this great species' survival ever more precarious. This is a comprehensive picture of bears of all kinds, promoting a deeper understanding of these powerful yet vulnerable creatures.
About the author
Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent at Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Without Fear (RMB 2013), The Homeward Wolf (RMB 2013) and Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River (RMB 2015). His next book (to be published by RMB in 2017) will be a series of essays that reflect on the ecology, conservation history, missed opportunities and emerging possibilities of Alberta, a place that could have been about so much more than oil. He lives with his wife, Gail, in Canmore, Alberta.