Bear Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World

Bear Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World

by Gary Brown
     
 

The bears of the world—from the polar bears of the Arctic, the grizzlies of Yellowstone, and the black bears that roam America’s eastern woodlands, to the giant panda, the sun bear of Asia, and the Andean bear of South America—are among the most studied, and most loved, of all wild creatures. In this revised and updated edition of the popular

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The bears of the world—from the polar bears of the Arctic, the grizzlies of Yellowstone, and the black bears that roam America’s eastern woodlands, to the giant panda, the sun bear of Asia, and the Andean bear of South America—are among the most studied, and most loved, of all wild creatures. In this revised and updated edition of the popular reference, Gary Brown collects what is known about the world’s bears, presenting in words and stunning full-color photographs a complete factual compendium of bear knowledge for the amateur naturalist and the bear specialist alike.

The Bear Almanac is for anyone who has ever paused to wonder at both the might and the mind of the bear. Beyond their well-known, imposing physical traits, these generally shy creatures command the ability to learn rapidly and to reason. In addition to addressing such topics as bear physiology, social behavior, habitats, and distribution patterns, this unique and comprehensive resource lists endangered bears by state and covers a breadth of other bear-related topics, such as the effects of war on bears, famous automobiles named after them, bears as pets, bear hunting, tourism and bears, and what to do if you meet up with one. This edition also discusses newsworthy bear events—including the classification of the polar bear as an endangered species—and includes the latest information on the shifting range and behaviors of particular species due both to climate change and human encroachment in bear country.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for the previous edition:

“You can stick your nose in this book anywhere and find great reading. It's easily the most comprehensive reference on the subject.”

—Thomas McNamee, author of The Grizzly Bear

“Provides as much information about bears as amateur naturalists could want.”

USA Today

“An indispensable reference.”

Sports Afield

“Brown has produced the single greatest reference on the world’s bears.”

Spokane Chronicle

“This superbly organized book is a true almanac.”

Milwaukee Journal

“Virtually everything that is known about the eight species of bears is covered by Brown.”

Tampa Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599213316
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.03(d)

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Meet the Author

Gary Brown is a retired National Park Service ranger and an expert on conservation and bear management. The author of Outwitting Bears and Safe Travel in Bear Country (both Lyons Press).

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