Bears: a year in the life

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A & C Black, Nov 22, 2007 - Nature - 176 pages
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In this book Matthias Breiter takes us on a fascinating journey through an entire year in the life of North America's great bears - the black bear, the brown bear and the polar bear. Beginning in February when the bears first wake from hibernation and give birth, we watch these magnificent animals hunt, feed, play, mate and breed until the return of winter, when the need to hibernate begins the cycle again. Bears are, by nature, solitary creatures and prone to fight only if threatened. They have no significant natural enemies. But human beings have reduced a once great population to a small remnant. Bears is packed with facts and details gained over a lifetime of study and photography by its internationally renowned author.

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Contents

Preface
10
A New Life Is Born
34
A Cold Start
42
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Matthias Breiter is an author, cinematographer and wildlife photographer. He holds an advanced degree in biology and is completing his doctorate on bears. The author of nine books that have been translated into seven languages, he has appeared as a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution. Matthias Breiter's award-winning nature photographs have appeared in National Geographic , GEO and numerous magazines.

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