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Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia
     

Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia

by Sylvia Dolson
 
Bears have captured our imaginations for centuries. Now in this treasure trove of facts, folklore and amazing trivia, discover the history and nature of all bears, including black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Along the way, meet some famous bears (real and not-so-real), learn about bear totems and mythologies of ancient cultures throughout the world, and see how

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Bears have captured our imaginations for centuries. Now in this treasure trove of facts, folklore and amazing trivia, discover the history and nature of all bears, including black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Along the way, meet some famous bears (real and not-so-real), learn about bear totems and mythologies of ancient cultures throughout the world, and see how bears have become embedded in our lives, from the names of night-sky constellations and sports teams to everyday words and slogans. Complete with color photos, numerous illustrations and cartoons, plus helpful tips for coexisting with our furry neighbors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977372454
Publisher:
Pixyjack Press
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
517,755
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Dr. Wayne Lynch
“Bear-ology is an entertaining and informative review of bear behaviour, biology and mythology filled with tantalizing tidbits of ursid trivia. Dolson's style is easy and relaxed without sacrificing content or accuracy.” --Dr. Wayne Lynch, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer
Wayne McCrory
“One of the best all-you-want-to-know-about-bears books ever written for both the curious and advanced reader. Sylvia has done a remarkable job in relaying in simple language blended with wonderful photos and illustrations the fascinating ecology, behaviour, lore and history of bears that can only help us humans achieve a better coexistence with these wild and sentient beings that so symbolize the wilderness.” --Wayne McCrory, Bear Biologist, New Denver, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Stephen Herrero
“Read Bear-ology and you will succumb to its cumulative effects. The many interesting vignettes and images of bears lead to enjoyment, understanding, and respect. Through hundreds of smiles and reflections, Bear-ology will open a door and invite you into the fascinating world of bears and people who care about them.” --Dr. Stephen Herrero, author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, Past President of IBA

Meet the Author

Sylvia Dolson is a naturalist, wildlife photographer and freelance writer whose passion for bears is equalled only by her quest to teach people about the true nature of these wonderful bruins. Her ultimate goal is for a greater coexistence—one in which people and bears live in harmony. She is the executive director of the Get Bear Smart Society and a leading expert on living with bears in residential communities. She lives with her husband Steve in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

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