In The Author Survived A Horrific Mauling By A Kodiak Brown Bear This Is The Story Of That Event Along With Additional Tales And Personal Observations About These Coastal Giants The Book Includes A Number Of Graphic Photographs Taken Within Minutes Of The Actual Event, Along With The Authors Personal Photos Of Bears And Other Alaskan Wildlife A very good books about bears on Kodiak island The author himself was mauled by a Kodiak bear. This book has been sitting on my Kindle for years now I don t even remember why I downloaded it maybe it was on special offer one day I have no especial interest in bears, but how glad I am that I decided to buy this wonderful account of them I recently visited Alaska, including Kodiak, so the book meant even to me I think it s a pity the title stresses the mauling the author suffered, as the actual incident doesn t take up all that much space and rather makes the book sound as though that is the main subject, when it is, in fact, much than that The author vividly describes life on Kodiak He lives there and knows the island and its wildlife intimately He seems to have a real affinity for the many bears with whom the inhabitants share the island, and has an in depth knowledge of them He s an excellent storyteller, with an eye for the telling detail and an excellent sense of pacing The mauling itself is not over dramatized in fact it s related with surprising calmness and although it s certainly horrific, it s not dwelt on to excess This is exactly the sort of book that should be included in those recommended reading lists in guide books, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Alaska, as you will learn much about Alaskan wildlife and the way of life in general in this part of the world. At the edge of my seat Keith Rogan s story is a nail biter and I couldn t put the book down while reading This book was very informative and held great stories as well I would recommend this to anyone fascinated with Alaska or brown bears or both, or even someone who just wants a thrilling story.
second book A Photographic Tour of Kodiak Alaska became available in May, 2012 This book is a collection of 200 images of Alaskan wildlife targeted at the Kindle Fire or people using the free Kindle apps for PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone and Android.
- Kindle Edition
- 312 pages
- A Kodiak Bear Mauling
- R. Keith Rogan
- 23 November 2018 R. Keith Rogan