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Kodiak Bears and Sockeye Salmon: A Wildlife Biologist Comes of Age 1957-1961 (America Through Time) (Paperback)
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.