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Ellis, Richard, 1938-
On thin ice : the changing world of the polar bear / Richard Ellis
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL737.C27 E47 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Polar bear
Polar bear -- Effect of human beings on
Global warming
Global environmental change
Physical Description 400 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note "Borzoi book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-381) and index
Contents Europeans "discover" the polar bear (and the bear discovers them) -- The great ice bear -- Polar bear nations -- The Eskimo and the polar bear -- Hunting the hunter -- In the zoo and the circus -- On the whiteness of the bear -- Global warming and the bear -- Is the polar bear doomed?
Summary A profile of the habitat and life cycle of the polar bear covers he species' venerated position in Inuit culture, its reproductive habits, and the environmental factors that are compromising its ability to survive

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