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Polar bears : a complete guide to their biology and behavior / by Derocher, Andrew E.; Lynch, Wayne.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.A polar bear described -- Evolution -- Early polar bear-human interactions -- Arctic marine ecosystems -- Sea ice and habitat -- Prey -- Distribution and populations -- Hunting methods -- Polar bear behavior -- Den ecology -- From birth to death -- Threats -- Looking forward -- Appendix A. Scientific names of plants and animals -- Appendix B. Species of plants and animals eaten by polar bears.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.
Subjects: Polar bear.; Polar bear;
© 2012., Johns Hopkins University Press ; Polar Bears International,
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Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? / by Martin, Bill,1916-2004.; Carle, Eric,ill.;
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.1 small storybook -- 1 plush toy.
Subjects: Animal sounds; Zoo animals; Stories in rhyme.;
© c1991., H. Holt,
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Polar bears : the natural history of a threatened species / by Stirling, Ian.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and index.Present day distribution and abundance -- The origin of the polar bear -- Polar bears and humans -- How do you study a polar bear? -- What makes a polar bear tick? -- Reproduction -- Behaviour -- Hunters of the northern ice -- Life and death -- The polar bear capital of the world -- Some highlights of conservation, past and present -- Environmental concerns -- Climate warming : the game changer in polar bear conservation -- The future : concerns and hopes.Comprehensive study of the polar bear: their evolution, life history, behavior, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence.
Subjects: Polar bear.; Polar bear; Polar bear; Rare mammals;
© c2011., Fitzhenry & Whiteside,
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On thin ice : the changing world of the polar bear / by Ellis, Richard,1938-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-383) and index.A profile of the habitat and life cycle of the polar bear covers the species' venerated position in Inuit culture, its reproductive habits, and the environmental factors that are compromising its ability to survive.
Subjects: Polar bear.; Polar bear; Global warming.; Global environmental change.;
© 2010., Vintage Books,
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The three snow bears / by Brett, Jan,1949-;
Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.
Subjects: Picture books for children.; Folklore; Polar bear; Bears; Folklore.; Polar bear; Bears;
© c2007., G. P. Putnam's Sons,
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Last chance : preserving life on earth / by Schweiger, Larry J.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: the nature of tomorrow -- The science and the rapidly approaching reality. Closer than you think ; What happens in Greenland will not stay in Greenland -- The victims, the perpetrators, and the enablers. Struggling ecosystems are facing global warming ; On thin ice ; The greatest show on earth ; In the absence of light -- Time for renewal and immediate action. Renewing, recharging, and rebuilding America ; Putting the black back in our soils ; The role of environmental education ; Last chance.
Subjects: Global warming.; Global environmental change.; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.; Plants; Glaciers; Polar bear; Environmental protection.; Conservation of natural resources.;
© c2009., Fulcrum Pub.,
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Eco barons : the dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet / by Humes, Edward.;
The story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons--a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies--are having spectacular success saving forests and wildlands, pulling endangered species back from the brink, and pioneering the clean and green technologies needed if life and civilization are to endure. Journalist Humes tells of the former fashion magnate who has saved more rainforests than any other person, the college professor who patented the plug-in hybrid car, the impoverished owl wranglers who founded the nation's most effective environmental group, and the former Hollywood pool cleaner who became the guiding force behind a worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This book proves that one person with determination and vision can make a difference.--From publisher description.Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-[347]) and index.
Subjects: Environmentalism.; Environmentalists; Conservationists; Environmental protection; Tompkins, Douglas.; Global warming.; Galvin, Peter.; Suckling, Kieran.; Siegel, Kassie.; Cummings, Brendan R.; Quimby, Roxanne.; Frank, Andrew A. (Andrew Alfonso); Tamminen, Terry.; Schwarzenegger, Arnold.; Allen, Carole H.; Turner, Ted.; Center for Biological Diversity.; Nature conservation; Nature conservation; National parks and reserves; Endangered ecosystems.; Endangered species.; Polar bear; Hybrid electric vehicles.; Sea turtles;
© c2009., Ecco,
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Guide to marine mammals of the world / by Folkens, Pieter A.; Reeves, Randall R.; National Audubon Society.;
Includes index.What is a marine mammal? -- Range and habitat -- Behavior -- Reproduction -- Food and foraging -- Status and conservation -- Watching marine mammals -- Organization of the guide -- Polar bear -- Otters -- Eared seals -- Walrus -- True seals -- Baleen whales -- Sperm whales -- Beaked whales -- River dolphins -- Beluga and Narwhal -- Ocean dolphins -- Porpoises -- Dugong -- Manatees.Covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. The guide delineates evolution, worldwide population, migratory routes, and habitats, and describes feeding habits, vocalizations, social organization, surface behavior, and threats to and chances for survival. The text for each animal is accompanied by up to three richly detailed full-color paintings by marine artist Pieter Folkens, full-color photographs illustrating typical behavior, and a map indicating the species' range and migration. Additional maps give water temperatures, ocean currents, and ocean floor geography. "Watching" guidelines include identification techniques, where and when to go, and how to deal with a stranded animal.
Subjects: Marine mammals.; Marine mammals;
© 2002., A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House,
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Louder than words : the new science of how the mind makes meaning / by Bergen, Benjamin K.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269 -287) and index.The polar bear's nose -- Keep your mind on the ball -- Meaning and the mind's eye -- Over the top -- More than words -- Early and often -- What do hockey players know? -- Lost in translation -- Meaning in your grasp -- What is simulation good for? -- The repurposed mind -- Epilogue the crosstalk hypothesis -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Permissions -- Index.
Subjects: Meaning (Psychology);
© 2012., Basic Books,
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Bears : a brief history / by Brunner, Bernd,1964-;
Delightfully illustrated history of the complex relations between people and bears around the world.Tracking the paths of bears -- Transformations -- The mystery of the cave bear -- False steps -- Exotic discoveries -- The bear's personality -- Sounds, senses, signals -- Bears as pets -- On observer in Eastern Siberia -- Face to face -- Hunters and hunted -- The Inuit and polar bears -- Closer than close -- Bears on show -- Bear substitutes -- "Bearanoia".Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index.
Subjects: Bears;
© 2007., Yale University Press,
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