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Bears : a brief history

Author: Bernd Brunner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Delightfully illustrated history of the complex relations between people and bears around the world.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Brunner
ISBN: 9780300122992 0300122993 9780300143126 0300143125
OCLC Number: 137244690
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translated from the German.
"Originally published in German ... in 2005 by Classen Verlag."--Title page verso.
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Tracking the paths of bears --
Transformations --
The mystery of the cave bear --
False steps --
Exotic discoveries --
The bear's personality --
Sounds, senses, signals --
Bears as pets --
On observer in Eastern Siberia --
Face to face --
Hunters and hunted --
The Inuit and polar bears --
Closer than close --
Bears on show --
Bear substitutes --
"Bearanoia."
Other Titles: Kurze Geschichte der Bären.
Responsibility: Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Lori Lantz.
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Examines the shared history of people and bears. Hopscotching through history, literature, and science, this work uncovers little-known stories and facts about bears in European, North American,  Read more...

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"Brunner''s book is full of information about the relationship between bears and humans, and is delightfully illustrated with period engravings."-New York Times Book Review (Paperback Row)

 
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