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Stirling, Ian
Polar bears : the natural history of a threatened species / Ian Stirling
Markham, Ont. ; Brighton, Mass. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QL737.C27 S7266 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Polar bear
Polar bear -- Conservation
Polar bear -- Pictorial works
Rare mammals -- Arctic regions
Subject Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions
Physical Description xv, 330 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Note Includes the text of The International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears and Their Habitat (signed in Oslo, Norway, in 1973) (p. 321-322)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and index
Contents Present day distribution and abundance -- The origin of the polar bear -- Polar bears and humans -- How do you study a polar bear? -- What makes a polar bear tick? -- Reproduction -- Behaviour -- Hunters of the northern ice -- Life and death -- The polar bear capital of the world -- Some highlights of conservation, past and present -- Environmental concerns -- Climate warming : the game changer in polar bear conservation -- The future : concerns and hopes
Summary Comprehensive study of the polar bear: their evolution, life history, behavior, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence

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