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On thin ice : the changing world of the polar bear

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A profile of the habitat and life cycle of the polar bear covers the species' venerated position in Inuit culture, its reproductive habits, and the environmental factors that are compromising its ability to survive.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis
ISBN: 9780307270597 0307270599
OCLC Number: 316029814
Notes: "Borzoi book."
Description: 400 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Europeans "discover" the polar bear (and the bear discovers them) --
The great ice bear --
Polar bear nations --
The Eskimo and the polar bear --
Hunting the hunter --
In the zoo and the circus --
On the whiteness of the bear --
Global warming and the bear --
Is the polar bear doomed?
Responsibility: Richard Ellis.

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A profile of the habitat and life cycle of the polar bear covers the species' venerated position in Inuit culture, its reproductive habits, and the environmental factors that are compromising its ability to survive.

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