Bears: A Year in the Life
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Bears: A Year in the Life

by Matthais Breiter
     
 

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When first published, Bears received excellent reviews and sold particularly well. The book focuses on an entire year in the lives of the three bear species found in North America -- the brown bear, the black bear and the polar bear. Matthias Breiter shows how these widely feared but rarely encountered animals hunt, feed, play, mate and breed.

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When first published, Bears received excellent reviews and sold particularly well. The book focuses on an entire year in the lives of the three bear species found in North America -- the brown bear, the black bear and the polar bear. Matthias Breiter shows how these widely feared but rarely encountered animals hunt, feed, play, mate and breed.

Based on the bears' yearly cycle, from when they awaken from hibernation and give birth in February through the return of winter and another hibernation, the book includes:

  • Polar bears and their unique marine habitat
  • Brown and black bears across their ranges
  • Dangers from bears that live too close to human habitation
  • Biology and breeding
  • The five bear species that do not live in North America.

Bears is lavishly illustrated with more than 125 remarkable color photographs taken in the wild. By shattering myths and revealing unusual facts, this book increases the understanding of these magnificent creatures.

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Editorial Reviews

Science Teacher - Sarah Haines
The author begins this book by asking: "What good is a bear?" After reading this work, readers will have a well-articulated answer to that question. The message of the book is one of conservation and ecological value. The author makes this point by following members of three different bear species (brown, black, and polar) through a full calendar year. Readers get a wonderful snapshot of the lives of these animals as the seasons change. Information includes biogeography, mating habits, diet, anatomy, and evolution. The photographs are exquisite and eye-catching... An appendix describing the bears of the world is also full of interesting facts. The book is written for a high school audience and is aligned with the National Science Education Standards for life science content grades 9-12, focusing on organisms and environments, interdependence of organisms, and behavior of organisms.
Shutterbug - C.A. Boyland
The images are accompanied by plenty of informative text that not only reveals the facts about these powerful animals, but also takes you along on Brieter's amazing journey of discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554074617
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Matthias Breiter is a renowned photographer and cinematographer and the author of nine books. He has been a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute, and his award winning photographs appear regularly in magazines, including National Geographic and GEO.

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