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Title:
Bears of the world
Author:
Ward, Paul, 1959-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Blandford, 1999.
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1995.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780713727876
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Why have bears held such a special place in our society -- and why are they so unique among carnivores? Bears and pandas take the spotlight in this sympathetic and scientifically rich study of their evolutionary history, their feeding habits, and their interrelationship with humans.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Bears--including the panda, the polar bear, the American brown bear, and others--are fascinating in many respects of their biology. They are also considered symbolic of the natural world. Based on recent research, Bears of the World presents an engrossing and accurate depiction of the species--their science, natural history, and the deeper, emotional meaning attributed to them by humankind. Bears of the World explains why bears have meant so much to humans, from early in evolutionary history to the present. It looks at how bears were depicted in ancient mythology and religion. The book also describes the unique position of bears among carnivores. The primary focus is on introducing the living species; charting their evolutionary history; and showing how they live, what they eat, how they behave, and how they cope with their habitats. The inter-relationship bears have with humans--their suffering at human hands and attempts at their conservation--is also explored. The authors convincingly introduce new thoughts about the species and put bears under the spotlight of sympathetic and caring scrutiny. Enlivening the text are many color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and line drawings. Excerpted from Bears of the World by Paul Ward, Suzanne Kynaston All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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