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The Resource In bear country : adventures among North America's largest predators, Jake MacDonald

In bear country : adventures among North America's largest predators, Jake MacDonald

Label
In bear country : adventures among North America's largest predators
Title
In bear country
Title remainder
adventures among North America's largest predators
Statement of responsibility
Jake MacDonald
Title variation
  • Adventures among North America's largest predators
  • Bear country
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They terrify and fascinate us. They are moving closer to us as climate change, deforestation, and rural development diminish their habitat. Once considered rare, romantic creatures, bears are now as common in some places as raccoons. Some say we should leave them alone; others argue that responsible hunting will serve both bears and humans best. Weighing both sides of the argument, award-winning writer Jake MacDonald examines the history and behavior of the three species of bears in North America: grizzlies, black bears, and polar bears. Perceptive and profound, In Bear Country draws on the personal experience of MacDonald and others, and tells an absorbing story about the place bears occupy in our world and the place we occupy in theirs. Part memoir and part natural history, this is a compelling meditation on our continent's largest predators and on the people who live alongside them. As the author skillfully interweaves the stories, he delivers a powerful message for all to consider as bear country quickly shrinks and our worlds collide"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.78/097
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.C27
LC item number
M223 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In bear country : adventures among North America's largest predators, Jake MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in slightly different form in 2009 as Grizzlyville : adventures in bear country by Harper Collins"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262)
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1: Ursus Horribilus (The Grizzly Bear) -- 1: If you go down to the woods -- 2: Horrible bear -- 3: Gary Shelton and the peaceable kingdom -- 4: Tilley hats and armed security -- 5: Grizzlies own the night -- Part 2: Ursus Americanus (The Black Bear) -- 6: All the bears that ever there was -- 7: Round up the usual suspects -- 8: Man who talks to bears -- 9: Man-eaters -- Part 3: Ursus Maritimus (The Polar Bear) -- 10: Land of the snow walker -- 11: Don't walk in this area -- 12: Life of Brian -- Selected bibliography
Control code
sky235452511
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9780762770533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011004194
System control number
a1837842
Label
In bear country : adventures among North America's largest predators, Jake MacDonald
Publication
Note
"First published in slightly different form in 2009 as Grizzlyville : adventures in bear country by Harper Collins"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262)
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1: Ursus Horribilus (The Grizzly Bear) -- 1: If you go down to the woods -- 2: Horrible bear -- 3: Gary Shelton and the peaceable kingdom -- 4: Tilley hats and armed security -- 5: Grizzlies own the night -- Part 2: Ursus Americanus (The Black Bear) -- 6: All the bears that ever there was -- 7: Round up the usual suspects -- 8: Man who talks to bears -- 9: Man-eaters -- Part 3: Ursus Maritimus (The Polar Bear) -- 10: Land of the snow walker -- 11: Don't walk in this area -- 12: Life of Brian -- Selected bibliography
Control code
sky235452511
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9780762770533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011004194
System control number
a1837842

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