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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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Churchill, Manitoba, is "The Polar Bear Capital of the World," and for one unforgettable "bear season," Zac Unger, his wife, and his three children moved from Oakland, California, to make it their  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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