The Bear Almanac, 2nd
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Gary Brown
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-03 - Publisher: Lyons Press

The bears of the world—from the polar bears of the Arctic to the Andean bear of South America—are among the most studied and loved of all wild creatures. In this revised and updated edition, Gary Brown collects what is known about the world’s bears, capturing in words and images a complete factual compendium of bear knowledge for the amateur naturalist and the bear specialist alike. The Bear Almanac is for anyone who has ever paused to wonder at both the might—and the mind—of the bear. Beyond their well-known, imposing physical traits, these generally shy creatures command the ability to learn rapidly and to reason. In addition to addressing such topics as bear physiology, social behavior, and habitats, this comprehensive resource lists endangered bears by state and covers a breadth of other bear-related topics, such as the effects of war on bears and what to do if you meet up with one, as well as issues in the news related to the most beloved, and mysterious, of creatures.
The Great Bear Almanac
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Gary Brown
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Lyons Press

Provides detailed information on the evolution, physiology, and behavior of bears, discusses human contacts with bears, bears in religion, folklore, and related matters, and provides data on conservation treaties, organizations interested in bears, and ot
Bear Necessities
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lisa Kemmerer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-27 - Publisher: BRILL

Twenty-two engaging and approachable essays, written by scholars and activists working to protect the world’s eight bear species, explore pressures that threaten the world’s remaining bears, offering a tapestry of possibilities for protecting and preserving these endangered yet much-loved beings.
Black Bear Hunting
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gary Lewis, Lee Van Tassel
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-01 - Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Comprehensive Reference for Hunting Black Bear Effective wildlife management has given rise to growing black bear populations in many areas across the nation. As more and more hunters have the ability to hunt bears, they need the information to do it effectively. This new illustrated reference provides proven strategies on all techniques used for black bear hunting including everything from trip planning to game care in the field. This comprehensive reference addresses regions and techniques ranging from scouting before the hunt to field care after the hunt. Informative instruction on hunting techniques combined with compelling photos of actual hunting situations guide the reader through all steps of the hunt. Informative prose and illustrative photos provide complete information in an accessible and entertaining format for readers.
The Bear Doesn't Know
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Schullery
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

In The Bear Doesn’t Know, Paul Schullery—honored naturalist, storyteller, and former Yellowstone ranger—has given us a bear-lover’s book of wonders. It is rich in the joy, beauty, inspiration, and pure fun to be had during a life well lived in bear country. While exploring the cultural complications of an animal we have long both feared and adored, he chronicles the bumpy course of our coming to terms with the mysteries of bear ecology and behavior. Schullery brings to the matter of bears a long view—of our centuries-long and always-evolving perception of wild bears, of the scientific exploration of bear ecology and behavior, and of the sometimes bitter struggles to protect bear populations for the future. Featuring Schullery’s trademark gifts for historical inquiry and scientific translation, as well as for mixing humor with telling insight, Schullery enlivens The Bear Doesn’t Know with many of his own quirky tales of life in the wildlands of North America and in the obscure realms of bear folklore and literature. North America’s bears have become universally recognized symbols of wild landscapes and the struggles to preserve them. In this collection, Schullery illuminates and celebrates the bears and their world, making plain why they always have and always will matter so much to us.
Living With Bears Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Linda Masterson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-16 - Publisher: PixyJack Press

Today bears have a growing people-problem: their “backyards” are full of humans and people-provided food is everywhere. Discover practical solutions and real-world examples of how to prevent conflicts at home and at play so we can do a better job of sharing space with these intelligent, adaptable animals. Contents - Understanding Bears and Bear Behavior - Bear-Proofing Your Home - Being Bear-Smart in the Outdoors - Attractant Management: Garbage, Bird Feeders, Fruit Trees, Beehives, Chicken Coops, Gardens, and more - Creating Bear-Smart Communities - Preventing Conflicts - Responding to Encounters and Attacks - A Bear Manager’s World - Case Studies from the U.S. & Canada - North American Bear Populations, Extensive Resources For homeowners, communities, wildlife managers, educators, and anyone who spends time in the great outdoors.
Ask a Bear
Language: en
Pages: 75
Authors: Ted Alvarez
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Backpacker Magazine

You asked, and our bear expert answered! From bear diet to bear bags to bear attacks, our resident grizzly empties out his mailbag and addresses more than 50 topics with his characteristic wit and insight.
Shadow of the Bear
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Brian Payton
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

We've been meeting bears in the wilderness, and in our dreams, since the dawn of human history. Celebrated in art and myth since we began drawing on the walls of caves, they cast a long shadow over our collective subconscious. Wherever bears endure, they are an indicator of the health of their ecosystem. Their decline-some to the edge of extinction-foretells a bigger story: that of our planet's peril. In a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex. From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. Vivid characters, exotic landscapes, and deft storytelling make for an unforgettable trek down the braided path of bear and human history.
Search for the Golden Moon Bear
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Sy Montgomery
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-25 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Sy Montgomery--acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig--has shared with readers her amazing encounters with intelligent octopi, great apes, man-eating tigers, and pink river dolphins, but here her muse is an animal whose name and appearance evoke another world altogether. Southeast Asia's golden moon bear, with its luminous coat, lionlike mane, and Mickey Mouse ears, was unknown to science--until Montgomery and her colleagues got on the trail at the dawn of the new millennium. Search for the Golden Moon Bear recounts Montgomery's quest--fraught with danger and mayhem--to reconstruct an evolutionary record and piece together a living portrait of her littleknown subject. This beautiful animal is not just a scientific eureka! It is also a powerful symbol of conservation. Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a field report from the frontiers of science and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving together folklore, natural history, and contemporary research into fantastic travelogue.
Speaking of Bears
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rachel Mazur
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

As majestic as they are dangerous, and as timeless as they are current, bears continue to captivate readers. Speaking of Bears is not your average collection of stories. Rather it is the history, compiled from interviews with over 100 individuals, of how Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, all in California’s Sierra Nevada, created a human-bear problem so bad that there were eventually over 2,000 incidents in a single year. It then describes the pivotal moments during which park employees used trial-and-error, conducted research, invented devices, collaborated with other parks, and found funding to get the crisis back under control. Speaking of Bears is for bear lovers, national park buffs, historians, wildlife managers, biologists, policy and grant-makers, and anyone who wants to know the who, what, where, when, and why of what once was a serious human-bear problem, and the path these parks took to correct it. Although these Sierran parks had some of the worst black bear problems in the country, hosted much of the research, and invented the bulk of the technological solutions, they were not the only ones. For that reason, intertwining stories from several other parks including Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Banff-Canada are included. For anyone seeking solutions to human-wildlife conflicts throughout the world, the lessons-learned are invaluable and widely applicable.
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kevin Van Tighem
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-13 - Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

Fear of bears seems almost to be part of what it is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time into a world already populated by these great carnivores. Before we mastered iron and later developed firearms, we had few defences against bears—only watchful caution and elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices to ward off fear. Where human populations grow, bears have traditionally dwindled or disappeared. But when we return to the wild, to places where bears still survive, all our primeval fears awaken again. The risk of an automobile accident on the way to bear country far outstrips the risk of a close-range encounter with a bear, but it’s the bear that worries us as we hurtle down the pavement at a hundred kilometres an hour. In this timely and sensitive book, Kevin Van Tighem calls on decades of experience, knowledge and understanding in order to enlighten readers about our relationship with and attitude toward bears. Along the way we are confronted with the realities confronting these great animals as a result of our ever-expanding human population and their ever-shrinking natural habitat. Through historical research, field observation, practical advice, personal anecdotes and an array of stunning photos, Van Tighem has written a comprehensive book that is meant to demystify bears in order to promote a deeper understanding of these powerful yet vulnerable creatures.
The Truth About Bears
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Maxwell Eaton, III
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-27 - Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Bears is a lighthearted nonfiction picture book, filled with useful facts about bears that will make you laugh so hard you won’t even realize you’re learning something!