Eight bears : mythic past and imperiled future
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Bristol Library - Adult Nonfiction
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xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-250).
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Bears have always held a central place in our collective memory, from Indigenous folklore and Greek mythology to nineteenth-century fairytales and the modern toy shop. But as humans and bears come into ever-closer contact, our relationship nears a tipping point. Today, most of the eight remaining bear species are threatened with extinction. Some, such as the panda bear and polar bear, are icons of the natural world; others, such as the spectacled bear and the sloth bear, are far less known. In Eight Bears, journalist Gloria Dickie embarks on a globe-trotting journey to explore each bear's story, whisking readers from the cloud forests of the Andes to the ice floes of the Arctic; from the jungles of India to the backwoods of the Rocky Mountain West. She meets with key figures on the frontlines of modern conservation efforts--the head of a rescue center for sun and moon bears freed from bile farms; a biologist known as Papa Panda, who has led China's panda-breeding efforts for almost four decades; a conservationist retraining a military radar system to detect and track polar bears near towns--to reveal the unparalleled challenges bears face as they contend with a rapidly changing climate and encroaching human populations. Weaving together ecology, history, mythology, and a captivating account of her travels and observations, Dickie offers a closer look at our volatile relationship with these magnificent mammals. Engrossing and deeply reported, Eight Bears delivers a clear warning for what we risk losing if we don't learn to live alongside the animals that have shaped our cultures, geographies, and stories. --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dickie, G. (2023). Eight bears: mythic past and imperiled future (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickie, Gloria. 2023. Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dickie, Gloria. Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future W. W. Norton & Company, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dickie, Gloria. Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future First edition., W. W. Norton & Company, 2023.

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