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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Awards: Commended for National Outdoor Book Awards (Nature/Environment) 2012
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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