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Bear (Animal) Paperback – 20 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books (20 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861892047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861892041
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 223,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is indeed surprising, considering the wealth of legends and traditions to do with bears worldwide, how very few books have been written about them, but in Bear we are given a taste of what must surely be a huge and enthralling subject. Archives of Natural History In Bear, Robert E. Bieder does a fine job of chronicling the evolution of bears, explaining which species survived or did not (and why), and examining what has set the Family Ursidae apart from the others. The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Robert E. Bieder is Research Associate and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Indiana, USA. He is the author of many books and articles on North American natural history, folklore and ethnology.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. A. Spridgeon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Dec. 2012
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Bears are my second favourite animal and I have travelled around the world to view them in their natural habitat. I also visit zoos and watch dvd's on the subject. Therefore I thought I was well informed about these wonderful animals. How wrong was I!

This book has an astounding level of detail given its relative small size and the breadth of what is covered is amazing. This is a reading book that is interspersed with some pictures and is part of a great series of books that are all a pleasure to read. The book covers the history of the bear, and its place in our society. I picked this one up and had read it within a week which is unusual for me.
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Well-written and part of an ingenious series; however, what let it down for me was that there is too few pictures of bears in their wild, natural environment. More pictures are given over to stuffed teddy bears, illustrations and disturbing pictures of the unfortunate victims of circuses, bear-baiting, hunting and bile farms. Obviously, these are terrible truths that must be addressed, but I rather wanted a celebration of bears and even the magic they inspire in art and story-telling (those particular illustrations are indeed lovely), than pictorial reminders of the human corruption of these magnificent animals.
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Bear Essentials 14 April 2009
By Jessica Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I help conduct yearly panels on totem animals at a favorite con of mine. Each year we pick an animal and try to learn all we can about it. Sometimes this is easy, sometimes? Not so.

The entire "Animal" series is worth a look, no matter what critters you like. I started with Crow and Salmon, and now have Bear and Cat. They are each researched in great detail, illustrated with great images, and have juicy bibliographies. They're fun to read and thought provoking, and I recommend them for anyone curious about the relationship between humans and our fellow animals. Great stuff.
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easy to read 30 Dec. 2014
By Chieh-Chung Yang - Published on Amazon.com
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Simple,clear, easy to read, and have essential points that I want to know.
Bear Animal 12 May 2014
By Jo - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always been interested in bears and find this book another book that I would recommend to friends to read.
Learning about bears helps people to understand their behavior in the wild. This could save a persons life if they were
to come in contact with a bear.
A great book. 17 Aug. 2014
By Oswaldo L. - Published on Amazon.com
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A moving,sober account of the bear's place in nature,culture and man's innermost place,his imagination.It is also a plea to humanity at large to rescue this magnificent animal and with it,a part of ourselves.A great book.
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