Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska
Treadwell, Timothy and Jewel Palovak , Timothy Treadwell(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date Published: 1997
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39637
SIGNED. 199 pp. Octavo [24 cm]; blue and white paper covered boards, silver stamped title on spine, silver stamped bear illustration on front board. Inscribed by Timothy Treadwell on the title page. Treadwell's only book, scarcely found signed. Illustrated with twenty-seven of Treadwell's photographs in black and white.
Timothy Treadwell was the in/famous "bear whisperer" who devoted many year of his life to protecting grizzly bears in the Alaskan wild. He claimed he was protecting the bears from poachers and hunters, who by most counts did not exist. During his time in the wild Treadwell filmed over 100 hours of footage, mostly documenting bears in the wild and his efforts to interact with them and "protect" them. Late in the fall of 2003, Treadwell and his girlfriend were found dead after having been attacked by a 1,000 pound grizzly bear. In 2005, the filmmaker Werner Herzog made a remarkable documentary film about Treadwell called "Grizzly Man" which told the fascinating story of Treadwell's life and efforts, utilizing the best of Treadwell's own video footage to great effect.