Cover pages of bear ebooks

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Every bear at the Brooks River has a story to tell. Since the late 1980s, biologists have closely monitored the habits and behaviors of the bears that frequent the Brooks River. This information provides a unique opportunity to gain insight into the stories that illustrate the dynamics of bears' lives.

Two ebooks on the Brooks Camp bears are available. If you have an iPad 2 or newer, check out the interactive iBook on iTunes, Brown Bears of Brooks Camp. If you don't have an ipad, or want a smaller download that you can read on any computer or handheld device, make sure you download a copy of the Bears of Brooks River ebook to help you identify the bears and learn their life stories.

Cultural History:
What was it like to experience the the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century? Read about the fear and awe local residents felt as the skies darkened and ash rained from the sky in Witness: First Hand Accounts of the Largest Volcanic Eruption of the 20th Century.

People have used the rich resources available in the Brooks River for nearly 5,000 years. In Story of a House, archaeologist Don Dumond illustrates this rich history by recounting the discovery, excavation, and reconstruction of a prehistoric home site along Brooks River.

Cover pages of Story of House and Witness Books

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