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The Way of the Grizzly

The Way of the Grizzly

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, William Munoz (Photographer)

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A striking profile of one of North America's major symbols of the wilderness.


A striking profile of one of North America's major symbols of the wilderness.

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Gr 4-7 A lucid, accurate rendering of the lifestyle of the grizzly bear, from salmon fishing in spring to gourmandizing at summer garbage dumps to giving birth in winter dens. Patent has been especially careful in explaining the bear's winter sleep, radically different from that of other hibernators. There is also a clear presentation of the problems arising when bear and human cross paths, and of the studies done to help preserve grizzlies outside a zoo. Clear black-and-white photos appear on almost every page and show grizzlies in their daily life and being examined by environmentalists. This will certainly be useful to report writers, and it fills a gap. No other book for this age group covers the grizzly so competently and completely. Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, N.Y.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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6.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

William Muñoz has an avid interest in ecology and the environment and has taken the photographs for a number of books written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Mr. Muñoz lives in Hamilton, Montana.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent was born in Minnesota and grew up in Marin County, California. She received a BA in biological sciences from Stanford University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Patent holds a Ph.D. in zoology and is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, many of which have been selected as Outstanding Science Trade Books for children. In 1987, she received the Eva L. Gordon Award from the American Nature Study Society in recognition of her outstanding contribution to science literature for young readers. She has collaborated on several award-winning books with photographer William Muñoz. Dr. Patent lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband.

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