Bears of the North

Bears of the North

Author: Wayne Lynch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421439426

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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An unprecedented visual and scientific journey into the secret world of bears. In Bears of the North, renowned wildlife photographer, naturalist, and bestselling author Wayne Lynch offers us a work of scintillating science and stunning beauty. Following polar bears, brown bears, and American and Asiatic black bears through the seasons, this journey is an insider's view of hibernation's mysteries and the birth of cubs in winter; the mating rituals and voracious appetites of spring; hunting, fishing, and encounters with neighbors during summer; and the feeding frenzy and exuberant play of autumn. Dispelling the stereotypes and untruths—but none of the magic—surrounding these magnificent animals, Lynch comments on the latest scientific discoveries related to the biology, behavior, and ecology of bears. He describes how satellite telemetry has revealed the purpose behind the meanderings of bears and the great distances they sometimes cover on land and in water. He also shows how DNA analysis can teach us about the relatedness of bears within a population, even revealing the identity of a particular cub's father. Taking us out into the wilds of the tundra and forests to share his firsthand observations of the marvelous bears of the Northern Hemisphere, Lynch describes their survival strategies and the threats they face from habitat fragmentation and global climate change. Lynch's fascinating narrative is enhanced by over 150 gorgeous, original color photographs that capture bears in their habitats, including appearances of the elusive moon bear, fierce polar bear battles, and rare images of mothers' intimate moments with their cubs. Informed by Lynch's nearly forty years of experience observing and photographing bears in the wild, and aided by sophisticated digital photo technologies, Bears of the North is an unrivaled collection of enthralling and informative portraits of bears in their natural environments.
Bears of the North
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Wayne Lynch
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: JHU Press

"The author's narrative and photographs follow the polar bear, the brown bear, the Asiatic black bear, and the American black bear through the four seasons of the year. The book is richly illustrated and informative about the biology, ethology, and ecology of bears"--
Review of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of North America
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Clinton Hart Merriam
Categories: Bears
Type: BOOK - Published: 1918 - Publisher:

Discusses distribution, sexual and age differences, specimens, and classification of North American grizzly and big brown bears. Describes and lists locations of species and subspecies. Mentions Vetularctos, a new genus related to Ursus.
Review of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of North America (genus Ursus)
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Arthur Holmes Howell, Clinton Hart Merriam, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Merritt Cary, United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
Categories: Animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1918 - Publisher:

Briefly discusses physiography, life zones, and mammals of Alabama. Provides an annotated species list of mammals.
Fauna Boreali-americana, Or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: The quadrupeds
Language: en
Authors: Sir John Richardson, William Swainson, William Kirby
Categories: Zoology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1829 - Publisher:

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Ecology of North America
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Brian R. Chapman, Eric G. Bolen
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

North America contains an incredibly diverse array of naturalenvironments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animallife. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, formintricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. Thisrichly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinaryarray of natural communities and their subtle biological