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The world of the polar bear

Author: Norbert Rosing
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Written by an acclaimed nature photographer and featuring 175 remarkable color photographs this is a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice. A powerful predator, revealed here by an acclaimed nature photographer. The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore, uniquely adapted to thrive in the harsh environment of the Far  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Rosing
ISBN: 9781554076314 1554076315
OCLC Number: 489950091
Notes: "Firefly books."
Description: 215 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Contents: Spring. The polar bear's den --
Journey to the ice --
Arctic Spring --
Summer. Ice breakup --
Searching for the Arctic Fox --
A surprise visitor --
The bears of Svalbard --
Fall. More close encounters --
Waiting for the ice to form --
Leaving the land --
Winter. Adapting to the Arctic --
Sky phenomena --
A habitat of ice and snow --
The vanishing ice --
Afterword --
Polar bear facts and figures --
Dedication and acknowledgments --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Norbert Rosing.

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Written by an acclaimed nature photographer and featuring 175 remarkable color photographs this is a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice. A powerful predator, revealed here by an acclaimed nature photographer. The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore, uniquely adapted to thrive in the harsh environment of the Far North. In The World of the Polar Bear, renowned nature photographer Norbert Rosing follows the polar bear through each season. With its thorough and engaging text and spectacular photography, the book provides: a season-by-season account of the life of the polar bear, including feeding, mating, rearing of cubs and journeying from the ice; an intimate look at the animals that share the polar bear's environment, including seals, arctic foxes, walruses and muskoxen; a section on such northern sky phenomena as sun dogs and the northern lights; many anecdotes and insights about the polar bear--at once a loving parent, a fierce predator and a natural jester. In addition to the 175 truly remarkable color photographs, there are four spectacular gatefolds. The World of the Polar Bear will appeal to any reader interested in natural history, animals, and the Arctic. Polar bears are seriously threatened by global warming, and this book will attract considerable press attention.

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