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Out on a limb : what black bears taught me about intelligence and intuition

Author: Benjamin Kilham
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears. For decades, Kilham has studied wild black bears in a vast tract of Northern New Hampshire woodlands. At times, he has also taken in orphaned infants--feeding them, walking them through the forest for months to help them decipher their natural world, and eventually reintroducing them back into the wild. Once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Kilham
ISBN: 9781603583909 1603583904
OCLC Number: 841898376
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 190 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Walking with cubs --
Squirty's world --
Bear society : seeing the forest through the trees --
The language of bears --
The social code of bears : justice and punishment --
Cognition : what bears know --
What bears teach us about our own past, present, and future --
From black bears to giant pandas --
Bear/human relationships : what you need to know.
Responsibility: Benjamin Kilham.

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"In Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears. For decades, Kilham has studied wild black bears in a vast tract of Northern New Hampshire woodlands. At times, he has also taken in orphaned infants--feeding them, walking them through the forest for months to help them decipher their natural world, and eventually reintroducing them back into the wild. Once free, the orphaned bears still regard him as their mother. And one of these bears, now a 17-year-old female, has given him extraordinary access to her daily life, opening a rare window into how she and the wild bears she lives among carry out their daily lives, raise their young, and communicate. Out on a Limb delivers Kilham's fascinating glimpse at the inner world of bears, and also makes a passionate case for science, and education in general, to open its doors to different ways of learning and researching--doors that could lead to far broader realms of discovery."--Publisher website.

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