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Up to three meters high and 1500+ pounds in weight, polar bears can still run at up to 40 mph short bursts.  Fierce predators who live mainly off seals, they can also manage a walrus for breakfast in a stomach with a capacity of 7150 pounds!   How are they adapted to survive in such inhospitable environments? Is man's contribution to global warming the greatest threat to the last refuge of the polar bear-the Arctic?

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Up to three meters high and 1500+ pounds in weight, polar bears can still run at up to 40 mph short bursts.  Fierce predators who live mainly off seals, they can also manage a walrus for breakfast in a stomach with a capacity of 7150 pounds!   How are they adapted to survive in such inhospitable environments? Is man's contribution to global warming the greatest threat to the last refuge of the polar bear-the Arctic?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781901268157
  • Publisher: Mitchell, Evans Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Wildlife Monographs Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Introduction     6
History and Distribution     11
Distinguishing Features     17
Habitat and Diet     32
Social Structure and Communication     45
Reproduction and Growing Up     57
Man and Polar Bears     81
Acknowledgements and Information     92
Photographic Notes     94
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