In Wild Trust: Larry Aumiller's Thirty Years Among the McNeil River Brown Bears

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University of Alaska Press
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7.2 X 1.0 X 10.1 inches | 1.9 pounds

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About the Author

Jeff Fair is a freelance writer and independent field wildlife biologist. He is the author of four books, including The Great American Bear.


"In Wild Trust is both simple and profound. Combined with Larry Aumiller's amazing photos of brown bears, life and landscapes of McNeil River, this book is for wildlife lovers and anyone interested in or afraid of bears."--Quarterly Review of Biology
"In its colorful 188 pages, Fair documents Aumiller's three decades of working at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. Without the benefit of formal training in wildlife management or ecology, Aumiller became a leading expert on brown bears, largely by spending an immense amount of time with them."--Alaska Dispatch News
"This is the story of a man's passion and the legacy he left combined with anecdotes on bear behavior and stunning photography. This book will interest readers of general natural history and those who are fascinated with bears."--Choice
"Features hundreds of photographs by Larry Aumiller, the first McNeil manager, who spent thirty summers at McNeil. The book is also the story of Aumiller, and how his insights into bear behavior--and human behavior--created the guidelines for bear viewing at McNeil."--Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
"This is a well-presented coffee-table book on human tourism and brown bears in Alaska."--Quarterly Review of Biology