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Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear

Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear

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The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West.

An ode to wildness and wilderness (Outside Magazine), Down from the Mountain tells the story of one grizzly in the changing Montana landscape.

Millie was cunning, a fiercely protective mother to her cubs. But raising those cubs in the mountains was hard, as the climate warmed and people crowded the valleys.

There were obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones, like the corn field that drew her into sure trouble. That trouble is where award-winning writer, farmer, and conservationist Bryce Andrews's story intersects with Millie's.

In this welcome and impressive work he shows how this drama is the core of a major problem in the rural American West -- the disagreement between large predatory animals and invasive modern settlers" -- an entangled collision where the shrinking wilds force human and bear into ever closer proximity (Barry Lopez).

"Andrews's wonderful Down from the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts . . . Welcome and impressive work." -- Barry Lopez

Author: Bryce Andrews
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 04/14/2020
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780358299271

About the Author
BRYCE ANDREWS is the author of Down from the Mountain and Badluck Way, winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Reading the West Book Award, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. He works with the conservation group People and Carnivores.

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