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With a body twisted by adolescent scoliosis and memories of the brutal death of a woman he loved, Lynn Schooler kept the world at arm's length, drifting through the wilds of Alaska as a commercial fisherman, outdoorsman, and wilderness guide. In 1990, Schooler met Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino, and began a profound friendship cemented by a shared love of adventure and a passionate quest to find the elusive glacier bear, an exceedingly rare creature, seldom seen and shrouded in legend. But only after Hoshino's tragic death from a bear attack does Schooler succeed in photographing the animal -- completing a remarkable journey that ultimately brings new meaning to his life. The Blue Bear is an unforgettable book. Set amid the wild archipelagoes, deep glittering fjords, and dense primordial forests of Alaska's Glacier Coast, it is rich with the lyric sensibility and stunning prose of such nature classics as Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams and Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers January 2002, 2002. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Advanced reading copy. Seller Inventory # 20480
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, 2002. Condition: Good. First Edition, First Printing edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94701858
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2002. Wrappers. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 272 pages. This copy is an Advanced Reader's Edition. A wonderful book!. Seller Inventory # 000627