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Great White Bear A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

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ISBN-10: 0547152426

ISBN-13: 9780547152424

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kieran Mulvaney

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Polar bears are creatures of paradox: They are white bears whose skin is black; massive predators who can walk almost silently; Arctic residents whose major problem is not staying warm, but keeping cool. Fully grown they can measure 10 feet and weigh close to 2,000 pounds, but at birth they are just 20 ounces. Creatures that may wander thousands of miles over the course of a year, they begin life in a snowdrift. Human encounters with these legendary beasts are cause for both excitement and apprehension. Tales throughout history describe the ferocity of polar bear attacks on humans; but human hunting of polar bears has exacted a far larger toll, obliging Arctic nations to try to protect…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

KIERAN MULVANEY is the author of "At the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions" and "The Whaling Season: The Struggle to Stop Commercial Whaling". He has traveled extensively in the Arctic and Antarctic. He has written for the Washington Post Magazine, the Guardian, New Scientist, and BBC Wildlife and is a correspondent for Discovery News and Reuters.