Best Biology of Bears Books
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1. The Bears of Brooks Falls: Wildlife and Survival on Alaska's Brooks River
Author: by Michael Fitz
Published at: Countryman Press (March 9, 2021)
A natural history and celebration of the famous bears and salmon of Brooks River. On the Alaska Peninsula, where exceptional landscapes are commonplace, a small river attracts attention far beyond its scale. Each year, from summer to early fall, brown bears and salmon gather at Brooks River to create one of North America’s greatest wildlife spectacles.
As the salmon leap from the cascade, dozens of bears are there to catch them (with as many as forty-three bears sighted in a single day), and thousands of people come to watch in person or on the National Park Service’s popular Brooks Falls Bearcam.
The Bears of Brooks Falls tells the story of this region and the bears that made it famous in three parts. The first forms an ecological history of the region, from its dormancy 30,000 years ago to the volcanic events that transformed it into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
The central and longest section is a deep dive into the lives of the wildlife along the Brooks River, especially the bears and salmon. Readers will learn about the bears’ winter hibernation, mating season, hunting rituals, migration patterns, and their relationship with Alaska’s changing environment.
2. The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals: How to Find, Identify and Collect the World’s Most Fascinating Specimens, with Over 800 Detailed Photographs and Illustrations
Author: by John Farndon
Published at: Lorenz Books; Ill edition (September 4, 2018)
This is a fabulous photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your owncollection. Expertly written text describes the impact of factors such as time, weather and water erosion onthe development of these substances, and the part played by natural phenomena such as volcanoes andearthquakes.
Specimens are grouped according to their chemical composition and characteristics, and all entries include quick-reference identification checklists to aid recognition. Featuring over 800 images, this book is a one-stop illustrated encyclopedia and field guide on an endlessly fascinating and richly consuming subject.
3. The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra
Author: by Alex Messenger
Published at: Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (November 10, 2020)
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old’s dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it’s all about staying alive. This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger’s near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra.
The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive.
Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border. The Twenty-Ninth Day is a coming-of-age story like no other, filled with inspiring subarctic landscapes, thrilling riverine paddling, and a trial by fire of the human spirit.
4. Forever Wild, Forever Home: The Story of The Wild Animal Sanctuary of Colorado
Author: by Melanie Shellenbarger
Published at: Pyree Square Publishing LLC (November 16, 2020)
Forever Wild, Forever Home invites readers to discover the magic of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, the premier large carnivore sanctuary in the world. In 1980, Pat Craig rescued a baby jaguar he christened Freckles and took his first bold steps on a forty-year journey to combat the growing crisis of exotic animal captivity, abuse, and trafficking – one rescue at a time.
Today more than 200 bears, 60 African lions, and 70 tigers, as well as jaguars, leopards, mountain lions, wolves, and other exotic animals, both large and small, enjoy peace, comfort, and contentment in enormous habitats on thousands of acres of The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s prairie and canyonlands.
Rescued from mostly horrific situations, they are survivors, with much to teach us about courage, resilience, and hope. Their lives resonate with our own. With over 100 color photos, this absorbing, thoughtful, and timely narrative offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at what it is really like to care for wild carnivores.
5. American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
Author: by Dan Flores
Published at: University Press of Kansas; Illustrated edition (January 16, 2017)
Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa.
Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.”In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory-and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and ultimately a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Great Plains with its wildlife intact dazzled Americans and Europeans alike, prompting numerous literary tributes. American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands.
6. The Bears' Vacation
Author: by Stan Berenstain
Published at: Beginner Books (August 12, 1968)
Stan and Jan Berenstain take readers on a fun-filled trip to the beach in this classic Beginner Book, edited by Dr. Seuss.Hooray!Hooray!We’re on our way! Our summer vacation starts today! School’s out, and the Bear family is ready for a vacation at the beach.
Whether the Bears are sailing, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, or having a run-in with an angry whale, Father Bear certainly knows how to find trouble. The Bears’ Vacation will leave young readers eager for their very own summer fun! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
7. Busy Chickens (A Busy Book)
Author: by John Schindel
Published at: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (March 1, 2009)
The busy chickens of the beloved Busy Animals board book series are sure to cluck their way into your child’s heart this spring! Busy chickens are squawking, perching, leaping, and more! Vivid, full-color photographs will keep toddlers engages as they imitate the many actions the chickens are doing.Join the fun!
8. Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey through the Fragile Arctic
Author: by James Raffan
Published at: Simon & Schuster (October 13, 2020)
From bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic, reminiscent of John Vaillant’s The Golden Spruce. Nanurjuk, the bear-spirited one, is hunting for seals on Hudson Bay, where ice never lasts more than one season.
For her and her young, everything is in flux. From the top of the world, Hudson Bay looks like an enormous paw print on the torso of the continent, and through a vast network of lakes and rivers, this bay connects to oceans across the globe.
Here, at the heart of everything, walks Nanurjuk, or Nanu, one polar bear among the six thousand that traverse the 1. 23 million square kilometers of ice and snow covering the bay. For millennia, Nanu’s ancestors have roamed this great expanse, living, evolving, and surviving alongside human beings in one of the most challenging and unforgiving habitats on earth.
But that world is changing. In the Arctic’s lands and waters, oil has been extractedand spilled. As global temperatures have risen, the sea ice that Nanu and her young need to hunt seal and fish has melted, forcing them to wait on land where the delicate balance between them and their two-legged neighbors has now shifted.
9. Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Smokies Wildlife Ranger) (Volume 1)
Author: by Kim DeLozier
Published at: Jourdain Michael; 1st edition (September 23, 2013)
#7 in the USA audio book in 2016#9 in the USA Wall Street Journal best seller in 2013Named A Top 50 Must Read for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Named A Top 10 Must-Read Books That Could Save Our National Parks and the Environment along with John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Lewis & Clark, Bill Bryson, and Ken Burns.
Bear in the Back Seat I is the first volume in a series of true stories from [a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless.
In Kim DeLozier’s world, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his car as he’s driving down the highway, or in his office while he’s talking on the phone, it’s just another day in the park.
You’ll love seeing Kim and a fellow ranger tested as they bravely take on the task of relocating 77 live skunks by sedating them with darts from homemade blowguns, especially when the pickup truck load of stinkers wakes up while still in transit.
10. The Very Quiet Village: A Tale of Yosemite (Road Trip Tales)
Author: by Leah Vis
Published at: Three Horse Publishing (January 18, 2021)
A very quiet village.A very loud boy. Wandering bears and cougars have scared the villagers into always staying so very quiet. But Woni is a very loud boy. Everything about the beautiful valley and grand cliffs makes him want to burst with yells, songs, and laughing!
Eventually, through a great danger to his village, he learns the value of his loudness, his name, and his connection to the valley. The Very Quiet Village weaves fascinating facts about Yosemite National Park into a beautiful tale of nature, character, and courage.
Included with every book is a page of Yosemite fun facts. The Very Quiet Village is the second book in the Road Trip Tales series. Each book teaches interesting facts about an amazing landmark through a story that captures your heart and imagination.
11. The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
Author: by Lucy Cooke
Published at: Basic Books; Reprint edition (April 30, 2019)
Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this “surefire summer winner” (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve still got a long way to go.
Whether we’re seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins “holding hands,” it’s hard for us not to project our own values – innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work – onto animals. So you’ve probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about.
They do – and that’s just for starters. In The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret – and often hilarious – habits of the animal kingdom.
Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.
12. Grizzly: The Bears of Greater Yellowstone
Author: by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Published at: Rizzoli; First Edition (October 13, 2015)
Alan Precup disappeared while backpacking in the Alaskan wilderness. Days later, searchers found his campsite. In the bushes about 150 feet away, they found Precup’s bare skeleton, one intact hand, and both feet, still booted. In his camera were the exposed frames of the bear that killed him.
Chris Dunkley and three friends were hiking in Banff National Park. Suddenly a grizzly bear mother came galloping toward them. The first of three charges came so close that it broke a fishing rod in Dunkley’s hand, yet none of the party was injured.
Keith Ecklund and Larry Reimer were fishing in central Saskatchewan one spring day when they were attacked by a black bear. Ecklund kicked the bear in the head to hold it off. Reimer came to help, was attacked, and while fighting with the bear, killed it with his filleting knife.
An autopsy of the bear revealed parts of a third man, Melvin Rudd, in the bear’s gut. The rest of Rudd’s partly consumed body was found nearby. What can we learn from these and hundreds of other attacks and non-injurious encounters with black and grizzly bears?
14. The Scouting Guide to Tracking: An Officially-Licensed Book of the Boy Scouts of America (A BSA Scouting Guide)
Author: by The Boy Scouts of America
Published at: Skyhorse; Not for Online edition (January 7, 2020)
In Scouting’s Guide to Tracking, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on how to track big and small animals over different types of terrain. Some practical tips include: How to determine the age of tracks in any circumstanceHow to recognize the distinctive marks of dozens of different speciesHow to track in desert, forest, snow, and grassy areasHow to identify instances when an animal has circled around or backtrackedStalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflaging, and using the stump methodHow time and weather affect signsAnd so much more!
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.