Black Bears: A Natural History

July 28, 2006|
Black Bears: A Natural History by Dave Taylor
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In 1990 author, naturalist and photographer Dave Taylor set out to research and photograph black bears in North America - a quest that took him from the high arctic to the swamps of Florida, and from the East Coast to the shores of the Pacific.

Of the three species native to this part of the world - the grizzly or brown bear, the polar bear, and the black bear - Taylor devotes this beautifully embellished volume exclusively to the black bear, the most numerous of North America's three bear species.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 100 full-color photographs, maps and charts, Black Bears introduces the reader to this shy, reclusive and largely misunderstood animal with an encyclopedic examination of the black bear's world by state, province and territory.

The diet, dens, mating habits, habitat, and hibernation are examined in Taylor's lively text, as is the bear's adaptation to the encroachment of civilization into its territory.

A special section of the book dealing with bears and people, offers valuable advice on camping in bear country, and what to do when encountering bears in the wilderness.

AcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I: The Evolution of the Black BearThe Evolution of MammalsThe CarnivoresBears As OmnivoresThe Giant Short-faced BearThe Black Bear During and After the Ice AgeThe Subspecies of Black BearPart II: The Black Bear's World Adaptations for Forest LifeBlack Bear HabitatPhysical CharacteristicsWhat Is Black, B...
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Title:Black Bears: A Natural HistoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.56 inPublished:July 28, 2006Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550418491

ISBN - 13:9781550418491

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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