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Polar bears : a complete guide to their biology and behavior

Author: Andrew E Derocher; Wayne Lynch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; [Bozeman, Mont.] : Polar Bears International, 2012.
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Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew E Derocher; Wayne Lynch
ISBN: 9781421403052 1421403056
OCLC Number: 728892107
Description: ix, 249 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: A polar bear described --
Evolution --
Early polar bear-human interactions --
Arctic marine ecosystems --
Sea ice and habitat --
Prey --
Distribution and populations --
Hunting methods --
Polar bear behavior --
Den ecology --
From birth to death --
Threats --
Looking forward --
Appendix A. Scientific names of plants and animals --
Appendix B. Species of plants and animals eaten by polar bears.
Responsibility: text by Andrew E. Derocher ; photographs by Wayne Lynch.

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The polar bear, king of the Arctic, is one of the world's most recognizable animals. This title tells the story of these Arctic predators, tracing the animals back to their evolutionary roots and  Read more...

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