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Never look a polar bear in the eye : a family field trip to the Arctic's edge in search of adventure, truth, and mini-marshmallows

Author: Zac Unger
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the tiny Manitoba community to which numerous scientists, conservationists, and tourists flock to observe regional polar bears explores how the species has become a lightning rod for environmental debate.
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Named Person: Zac Unger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zac Unger
ISBN: 9780306821165 0306821168
OCLC Number: 778420449
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Let's see what we've got bear-wise --
The James Bond of vertebrate zoology --
The polar bear capital of the world --
Vacation in Bogland --
Pretty dumb for being so smart --
The truth is that we just don't know --
Polar bears need crime labs, too --
Sniff away --
Going nuclear --
I think we should move to Churchill --
A perfect place for a bear attack --
Beartopia --
This is a disaster --
Bedeviled from the start --
Polar bear pitchman --
The greatest conservation generation --
Scare them and they will come --
Never look a polar bear in the eye --
Dial 675-BEAR --
Nice day for a drive --
Don't touch the bears and don't feed the bears --
Looking for Narnia --
The bear whisperer --
Bunny huggers --
They know they are safe here --
Circus bears --
Bear in the air --
All creatures great and small --
The heavy hitters speak --
Apocalypse now, or maybe later --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Zac Unger.

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A captivating look at the battle between man and nature from the vantage point of Churchill, Manitoba- the Polar Bear Capital of the World- where natives, conservationists, hunters, scientists, and  Read more...

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Dan Rubenstein, Canadian Geographic"Zac Unger's deep dive into the health of polar bear populations around the world cuts through the sound-bite science typically reported by the mainstream media to Read more...

 
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