A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears
By Bjorn Dihle. Mountaineers Books, 2021. $17.95. 208 pages.
Our Alaska shelves are filled with books about bears, those iconic animals that fascinate us with their beauty, power and resemblance in so many ways to ourselves. Do we need yet another book devoted to them?
In the case of Bjorn Dihle’s “A Shape in the Dark,” the answer may be yes. Despite a subtitle that suggests dramatic accounts of bear encounters and maulings in