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Nick Jans on The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears. A self-proclaimed protector of Alaska's bears, Timothy Treadwell inspired some and enraged others with his commitment to the welfare of Katmai National Park's brown bear population, interacting with the powerful animals in closer proximity than most bear experts advised.

In 2003, Treadwell and his companion were killed in a horrifying attack. Until that afternoon, Katmai's bears were considered famously tolerant of humans, and no one had ever been attacked or eaten.

Nick Jans' THE GRIZZLY MAZE creates a portrait distinct from both his detractors and his proponents, piecing together how Treadwell, so successful with bears in the past, could have been killed by them.

With a new introduction about the Werner Herzog film, "The Grizzly Man", THE GRIZZLY MAZE uses Treadwell's experience as a window on the magnificent and enigmatic animals, and makes it plain how Treadwell, as have many others, could become so obsessed with the creatures that he would lose his life trying to gain a complete understanding of them.

Nick Jans is a contributing editor for Alaska Magazine, has written for Rolling Stone, Backpacker, and the Christian Science Monitor, and lived in bush Alaska for 24 years, working as a trading post manager, a packer for a hunting guide, and as a teacher.


Added by srhodes on February 12, 2006