Tuesday, May 29, 2007

In Bear Country: A Global Journey in Vanishing Wilderness

Joining WF-UK Director Jo Roberts on BBC Radio 4's "Excess Baggage" was author, travel writer and explorer Brian Payton. Brian's latest book In Bear Country was published to much acclaim on 1st May 2007:

“High adventure mixed with dazzling passages of nature writing” Booklist
In a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, pursues polar bears across the arctic in futuristic ice-buggies, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex.

From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, via the ill-fated brown bears of Umbria, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. Vivid characters, exotic landscapes, and deft storytelling make for an unforgettable trek down the
braided path of bear and human history.

Brian Payton is a travel writer and explorer. His work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, and Canadian Geographic. He is the author of the novel Hail Mary Corner. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, Canada.

In Bear Country is available now in paperback published by Old Street Publishing Limited. You can purchase it online from our Amazon Bookshop.

For further information on Brian visit his website www.brianpayton.com

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