Book Review by Colleen Olfenbuttel, North Carolina Wildlife

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Book Review - Living with Bears Handbook, Expanded 2nd Edition Reviewed by Colleen Olfenbuttel, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Pittsboro, NC. In the August 2008 (vol. 17, no. 3) edition of the International Bear News, IBA’s current president, Karen Noyce, reviewed “Living with Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear Country”, concluding that “Masterson has struck a good balance between information and entertainment, producing a book that I suspect biologists, wildlife managers, and agency personnel will turn to more than they might at first think.” Based on the praise the second edition is currently receiving from wildlife professionals, Karen’s suspicions were correct; bear experts from across North America have commented that it’s not only on their bookshelf, but it is the first book they recommend to the public and other professionals. I…
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