Cover image for Polar bears
Title:
Polar bears
Author:
Ovsyanikov, Nikita.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 23 x 26 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780896583580
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL737.C27 O92 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Newstead Library QL737.C27 O92 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Orchard Park Library QL737.C27 O92 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Polar Bears is a solid, general introduction to polar bears by Nikita Ovsyanikov, one of the worlds foremost polar bear researchers, who has lived among these great white bears for many years. His easy-to-read text details polar bears' eating habits, habitats, and behavior. The book is enhanced throughout with spectacular shots of polar bears in the high Arctic and all over the globe.


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Booklist Review

These three latest entries in the World Life Library series are good introductions to their subjects. Three charismatic animals are profiled in these approachable overviews, each written by an expert on the species. Covering such basics as general biology, the animals' social life, what they eat, and reproduction, each book also explores what makes the animals unique: sperm whales are the most accomplished marine animal divers, and implications of this on the whales' physiology and hunting techniques are well covered. Lions are the most social of the cats, and the effects this sociability has makes for fascinating reading. Finally, polar bears are the northernmost bears and have interesting adaptations for living on permanent ice. All three books are well illustrated with many excellent photos, and all have nice compilations of facts about their subjects. Their very reasonable prices complete an overall recommendation for the entire series. --Nancy Bent


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