Polar Bears

Author: Ian Stirling,Dan Guravich

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081080

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 442

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

Polar Bears

Author: Mark Newman

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 1250309263

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5266

Whose fur isn't really white? Who usually gives birth to twins? Who's the biggest bear in the world? The Polar Bear! Full of fascinating information, this book explores the world of the polar bear on land and under water. Get ready to be wooed by adorable baby cubs and impressed by majestic adult bears captured in stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

Polar Bears

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780823415939

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5794

Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, and behavior of the polar bear.

Polar Bears

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Author: Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403052

Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 8020

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: Kathy Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429684321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7470

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

Polar Bears

The Arctic’s Fearless Great Wanderers

Author: Anthony Dalton

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926936256

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3251

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 on the Edge

Heading for Extinction while Management Fails

Author: Morten Jørgensen

Publisher: Spitsbergen-Svalbard.com

ISBN: 3937903232


Page: N.A

View: 7866

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

Living with the White Bear

Author: Nikita Ovsyanikov

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896584266

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 6772

Voyageur Naturally is your one-stop resource for books about nature and country sports. We have one of the largest selections available for both adult and young adult and readers. Zoos and aquariums, natural history museums, gift shops, sporting book retailers, and other booksellers all appreciate the depth and quality of our series and our commitment to providing up-to-date information from leading naturalists and scientists.

Polar Bears

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781575050201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2725

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

Polar Bears

Author: Caroline Greenland,Laima Dingwall

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717219445

Category: Science

Page: 47

View: 2809

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

The World of the Polar Bear

Author: Norbert Rosing,Ian Stirling

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554076314

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 5679

Presents a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice.

Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Author: Yoko Tawada

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225798

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9188

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”—Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son—the last of their line—is Knut, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and “the intimacy of being alone with my pen.”

The Last Polar Bears

Author: Harry Horse

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141352892

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 3416

Having seen a depressed polar bear in the zoo, Grandfather and his dog, Roo, set off on an expedition to find the last polar bears. After a treacherous journey on HMS Unsinkable, they reach Walrus Bay and the fun really starts. Howling wolves and terible snowstorms delay the start of their trek and when they're on the way their tent is blown away by the fierce winds. They struggle on, hungry and cold to the top of Great Bear Ridge where they see the polar bears at last.

Polar Bears

Author: Julie Murray

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1624013805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8362

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

Author: Sandra Markle

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1575057468

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1955

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

Polar Bears

Author: Gareth Editorial Staff

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836841879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1883

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

The Polar Bear

Author: Annie Hemstock

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736800310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8696

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, relations with humans, and survival methods of the world's largest land carnivore, the polar bear. Includes photo diagram.

Polar Bears

Author: Laura Marsh

Publisher: National Geographic Readers

ISBN: 9780008266592


Page: 32

View: 3601

National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Level 2: Becoming fluentThese books are a good match for kids who are developing reading stamina and enjoy a longer book. They are ideal for readers of Green, Orange and Turquoise books. With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful photos, in this level 2 reader kids will learn all they ever wanted to know about polar bears.

Polar Bears

Author: Emilie U. Lepthien

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780516411279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1911

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.

Face to Face with Polar Bears

Author: Norbert Rosing,Elizabeth Carney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7249

Meet the polar bear in its various guises, including cuddly cub, powerful predator, and lord of the Arctic.