Polar Bears

The Arctic’s Fearless Great Wanderers

Author: Anthony Dalton

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926936256

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 4517

Considered wise and powerful by the Inuit and other Native cultures, and celebrated in legend and literature, polar bears have become a charismatic symbol of animals threatened by climate change in the Arctic ecosystem. Yet for centuries, polar bears were demonized and slaughtered by adventurers who sailed the icy seas seeking wealth and glory. These fascinating stories from northern lands, including Canada, Alaska, Greenland and the Norwegian islands of Spitsbergen, draw from the annals of Arctic exploration and more recent polar bear research to capture the ingenuity, power and majesty of the world's largest land carnivore.

Polar Bears

Author: Caroline Greenland,Laima Dingwall

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717219445

Category: Science

Page: 47

View: 5615

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the polar bear.

Polar Bears

Author: Kathy Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429684321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6203

"Describes the life cycle and characteristics of polar bears, including physical and environmental threats to the species"--Provided by publisher.

101 Facts About Polar Bears

Author: J. Lou Barnes

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836840384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5875

Presents information about the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of polar bears.

Polar Bears

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781575050201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3504

Describes the physical characteristics, diet, natural habitat, and life cycle of polar bears.

Polar Bears

Author: Kari Schuetz

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1600146090

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5666

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces polar bears to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--

Polar Bears

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Author: Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403052

Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 3972

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.

Polar Bears

Author: Gareth Editorial Staff

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836841879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7275

Discusses the physical characteristics, habitat, social behavior, and life cycle of the polar bear.

Polar Bears

Author: Emilie U. Lepthien

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780516411279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4131

Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.The new, dynamic True Books design features: -- an inviting and interactive page format -- a readable and attractive typeface -- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographsThe True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact.True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list: -- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations -- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists -- FTP sites to download fun and useful softwareBegun in the 1950s, True Books are universally embraced as the definitive nonfiction series for young readers. Now in its third incarnation, the True Books series has once again evolved to meet the needs and tastes of modern readers and educators.

Ice Bear

The Arctic World of Polar Bears

Author: Steven Kazlowski

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594854866

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 8268

This title presents a collection of photographs by acclaimed 'polar bear photographer' Steven Kazlowski. Featuring mostly never-before-published images, this simple yet evocative book explores the polar bear's Arctic home and life cycle.

Polar Bears' Search for Ice

A Cause and Effect Investigation

Author: Gillia M. Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429645326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6232

"Describes polar bears and their disappearing habitat"--

Polar Bears

Proceedings of the 14th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 20-24 June 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA

Author: Jon Aars,N. J. Lunn,Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831709598

Category: Nature

Page: 189

View: 1637

These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar arctic. Together with the previous 13 proceedings, they provide an historic record of international efforts in protecting, studying and managing polar bears. With recent documentation of how warmer arctic climate might affect the sea ice habitat of polar bears, the predictions of even warmer climate in the next decades, and documentation of effects on polar bears subpopulations, an evaluation of the red list status of polar bear subpopulations was followed by an increased conservation designation of vulnerable. In the complexity of possible interactions between climate change, local harvest, and in some areas high levels of pollutants, an increased level of international cooperation was advocated.

Polar Bears

Author: Emily Rose Townsend

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736896139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6856

Animals in polar regions must be able to survive extremely cold temperatures. They have physical characteristics and behavior that enable them to deal with frigid Weather. Come discover the intriguing world of polar animals, including arctic foxes, penguins, polar bears, and seals.

Polar Bears

Author: Cari Meister

Publisher: Jump!

ISBN: 1624960677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5802

This easy-to-read nonfiction book tells a story about a polar bear hunting a seal and bringing food to her cubs.

Polar Bears

Author: Ian Stirling,Dan Guravich

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081080

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 5537

Describes the characteristics and behavior of the polar bear, explains how scientists study them, and discuss conservation and interaction with humans

Polar Bears

Author: Julie Murray

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1624013805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6338

Roam the frozen tundra with the polar bear! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the polar bearÍs body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, and habitat. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animalÍs home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the polar bearÍs survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible polar bear! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Polar Bears on the Edge

Heading for Extinction while Management Fails

Author: Morten Jørgensen

Publisher: Spitsbergen-Svalbard.com

ISBN: 3937903232

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5001

Do you like polar bears? Do you want polar bears to be around in 50 years? Do you think that climate change is the only major threat to polar bear survival? Do you believe that polar bears are adequately protected today? Would you like to contribute to saving polar bears today and in the future? If your answer to any of those questions is yes, you need to read this book. "This book is an eye-opener and should kick off extensive debates."Dr. Thor S. Larsen, professor emeritus, Member of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group 1968-1985. "In this impassioned book Morten raises very important, provocative questions that are not being addressed by the international environmental groups." Art Wolfe, Award-winning conservation photographer. In this book, the author analyses the current status of the polar bear. And he punctures the myth that polar bears are well protected and managed today. While most people think that global warming is the overhanging threat to polar bear survival, the author documents that it is actually the continuation of an unsustainable hunting pressure that is driving the species towards extinction. Across 228 pages, interspersed with beautiful photographs, Morten Joergensen demonstrates how there are probably fewer polar bears than most authorities claim, how hunting is the greatest manageable threat to the species, how current protection measures are insufficient, how the animal has been commercialized and how lack of courage and honesty is allowing this scenario to continue. The book also contains a long string of realistic and very urgent recommendations for action - to save polar bears before they are gone forever.

Polar Bears

Author: Jacqueline S. Cotton

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 0822598906

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1948

A simple introduction to polar bears, describing their physical characteristics, natural habitat, hunting skills, eating habits, and care of cubs.

The Polar Bears Are Hungry

Author: Carol Carrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547562942

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8824

In the second collaboration of the mother-and-son team that created Mothers Are Like That, two cubs are born to a polar bear. Mother bear teaches her cubs how to swim and hunt seals. But when the ice melts earlier than usual—the result of a changing climate—there is not enough food to keep her milk rich or to feed her cubs. Emboldened by hunger, the bears venture into human territory, where they are captured and caged in a special jail for bears until winter returns and the ice forms once more. Then the bears are released to hunt again on the shifting floes of the Arctic. This lyrical story of a mother and her babies is beautifully illustrated and based on fact. It includes a detailed afterword on the effects of global warming on polar bears.

Polar Bears

Author: Maeve T. Sisk

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433943182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5768

Imagine living in one of the coldest places on Earth—the Arctic. This book introduces readers to a regular and interesting inhabitant of the Arctic, the polar bear. They’re huge meat-eating roamers of the harsh tundra, especially suited to a life on ice-covered terrain and in frigid waters. Fact boxes share supporting information, and the narrative highlights concerns about the future of polar bears on Earth.