New York, N.Y. HarperCollinsPublishers, 1997. Treadwell color photos. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo, bright blue quarter cloth with silver lettering over ivory boards with silver griz head on front cover, ilustrated with 32 B&W glossy photos by Treadwell, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with colored picture of a standing mother grizzly and three cubs & other color shots on its back panel, [viii] + 199 pages. Very Fine / Fine. Item #5478
Timothy Treadwell (1957 – 2003) was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, and documentary filmmaker and founder of the bear-protection organization Grizzly People. He lived among grizzly bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska for 13 summers. This was his first book written with then girlfriend and VP of "Grizzly People," Jewl Palovak.
Treadwell's TV show The Grizzly Man Diaries had sensational images of him dangerously close to seemingly "unconcerned" bears (ursus arctos horribilis) that he was very familiar with.
Tragically, some more aggressive bears came into his mazy Katmai "Sanctuary," and one large, older 1,000-pound male [possibly grumpy "Ollie"] killed--and ate--both Treadwell and his 37-year old girlfriend, Amie Huguenard. It appears that he tried to get her to flee, yet she valliantly tried to fend off his (then her) attacker with a frying pan.
Their very sad story has been documented by Werner Herzog in his film "Grizzly Man" (Discovery Channel, 2006). See also the article "Night of the Grizzly" by yellowstone-bearman.com on the web, which endeavors to correct and clarify possible errors made by Herzog and park rangers. There are also a PHONEY "real death audio" that circulates on the internet and another on U Tube, which should be ignored.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects. The faintest peripheral wear to the unclipped dust jacket.