Polar bears : the natural history of a threatened species
Comprehensive study of the polar bear: their evolution, life history, behavior, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence.
|Summary:||Comprehensive study of the polar bear: their evolution, life history, behavior, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence.|
|Item Description:||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).|
|Physical Description:||xv, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index.|
Markham, Ont. ; Brighton, Mass. :
Fitzhenry & Whiteside,
Table of 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?
- 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.