"From the Hardcover edition.
"An absolutely remarkable and well-documented account of close encounters with grizzlies. This book is a truly fascinating adventure in nature with an invaluable wealth of insider information on both bear and human behaviour."
“It’s not often that a few individuals set out to overthrow an entire body of beliefs, but we have only to consider the history of animals such as the gorilla and the killer whale, and the relatively new view humanity holds of those animals as engaging social creatures, to see that Russell and Enns’s work may do the same for bears as well.”
—The Globe and Mail
“A joy to read.... smooth and compelling.”
—The Province (Vancouver)
“It’s a compelling read about their effort to prove a peaceful coexistence isn’t reserved for fairy tales.”
—The Edmonton Sun
“Rich in detail and insight.”
—Winnipeg Free Press / Victoria Times-Colonist
“With clear respect for the many bears that surround them, Russell and Enns offer deep insights into the bear psyche and eventually prove that it is possible for humans and bears to live together, even to trust one another. More an adventure narrative than a scientific study, the thrilling events of their story should not diminish the importance of what Russell and Enns have shown: humans are the aggressors here, not bears. Their message is strong, at times shocking, and eloquently told.”
—Quill & Quire
“But the value of his work is clear. During their time in Kamchatka, Russell pitted his instincts and beliefs about grizzly behaviour against the views of the “experts,” and emerged enlightened. Through hundreds of encounters with grizzlies and the experience of raising three orphaned cubs, he and Enns paint a picture of bears as intelligent, emotional, reasonable and predictable, yet forever on the receiving end of all things nasty in human-bear encounters gone wrong…. Grizzly Heart shines a light on what’s possible.”
—The Calgary Herald