The Bear Almanac, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World
The Bear Almanac, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World  -     By: Gary Brown
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The Bear Almanac, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World

Lyons Press / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0762788062
ISBN-13: 9780762788064

Publisher's Description

The bears of the world—from the polar bears of the Arctic to the Andean bear of South America—are among the most studied and loved of all wild creatures. In this revised and updated edition, Gary Brown collects what is known about the world’s bears, capturing in words and images a complete factual compendium of bear knowledge for the amateur naturalist and the bear specialist alike.


The Bear Almanac is for anyone who has ever paused to wonder at both the might—and the mind—of the bear. Beyond their well-known, imposing physical traits, these generally shy creatures command the ability to learn rapidly and to reason. In addition to addressing such topics as bear physiology, social behavior, and habitats, this comprehensive resource lists endangered bears by state and covers a breadth of other bear-related topics, such as the effects of war on bears and what to do if you meet up with one, as well as issues in the news related to the most beloved, and mysterious, of creatures.

Author Bio

Gary Brown is a retired National Park Service ranger and an expert on conservation and bear management.  The author of Outwitting Bears and Safe Travel in Bear Country, he lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the previous edition:


“You can stick your nose in this book anywhere and find great reading. It's easily the most comprehensive reference on the subject.”

—Thomas McNamee, author of The Grizzly Bear


“Provides as much information about bears as amateur naturalists could want.”

USA Today


“An indispensable reference.”

Sports Afield


“Brown has produced the single greatest reference on the world’s bears.”

Spokane Chronicle


“This superbly organized book is a true almanac.”

Milwaukee Journal


“Virtually everything that is known about the eight species of bears is covered by Brown.”

Tampa Tribune

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