Polar Bears

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Wild polar bears are found only in the Arctic, one of the harshest areas in the world. Only a few land animals thrive in the barren North, and the polar bear is the biggest and the strongest of them all. The polar bear is comfortable in subzero weather and able to go for months eating little or nothing. It is an excellent swimmer and keen hunter. Indeed, the polar bear is "the King of the Arctic." You will also learn about the dangers that threaten the polar bear, and find out how scientists hope to protect this ...
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Overview

Wild polar bears are found only in the Arctic, one of the harshest areas in the world. Only a few land animals thrive in the barren North, and the polar bear is the biggest and the strongest of them all. The polar bear is comfortable in subzero weather and able to go for months eating little or nothing. It is an excellent swimmer and keen hunter. Indeed, the polar bear is "the King of the Arctic." You will also learn about the dangers that threaten the polar bear, and find out how scientists hope to protect this magnificent animal.

Describes the physical characteristics, diet, natural habitat, and life cycle of polar bears.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The photography makes all the difference in this extremely readable reference book. But once those wonderful photos draw kids in, they'll find plenty of interesting reading about Ursus maritimus. Patent's style is factual yet chatty, and the fact that she personally went to Churchill to see the bears should impress her young readers. Any teacher planning a unit on Arctic animals needs this book. 2000, Carolrhoda Books, Ages 8 up, $22.60. Reviewer: Donna Freedman
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-An introduction to the life cycle, habitat, and habits of the largest of the bear species. A significant part of the book is devoted to their primarily Arctic environment and how they have adapted to it. The last chapter addresses their relationship with humans and conveys the author's belief in the need for the conservation of these animals. Each page includes a large, color photograph. Words included in the glossary are boldfaced within the text. The lively writing style combined with many interesting facts make this a solid resource for reports and an excellent choice for young nature lovers.-Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575050201
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Nature Watch Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

King of the Arctic 7
Bears of the World 8
Physical Characteristics 17
Hunting for Food 21
Family Life 28
Polar Bears and People 35
Polar Bear Dangers 39
Glossary 46
Index 47
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