April 18, 2006

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This website,, reviews 16 book about bears. Here's what they have to say about their site:

"We looked at a lot of bear books to help steer people to the ones with the most accurate information. We rejected books that presented myths as fact and that were overly speculative about causes of bear behavior. This meant rejecting some beautiful books that were obviously authored by non-experts who did limited homework. A few authors and publishers truly did their homework."

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Bauer, Erwin A and Peggy. Bears of Alaska. Sasquatch Books (March, 2002)

ISBN: 1570612862

The Bauers, well-known wildlife photographers, turn their lenses to Alaska's three bear species: brown (or grizzly), black, and polar. Justifiably proud of the fact that they spend hours in the field to obtain their photographs--instead of relying on photo manipulation--the authors provide a nice series of images of bears in the wild. Concentrating on the inland grizzlies and their cousins the browns as the most commonly seen species, the photos show the bears in many moods. Pictures of young cubs with their mothers and older cubs learning to fish are among the book's most appealing images. Polar bears are less numerous than the other two species and are found in more remote areas, so are represented by fewer photographs. Well-written captions accompany each photo, explaining the natural history behind the scene, and introductory text provides background on each species. Short sections list the best bear-viewing sites in Alaska and give tips for viewing bears safely. Nancy Bent Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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Great Bear Foundation, and Lance Olsen. Field Guide to the Grizzly Bear (Sasquatch Field Guide Series)Sasquatch Books (May 1, 1992)

ISBN: 0912365552

This guide dispels the myth that grizzly bears are the ferocious attackers some people believe them to be. Instead, it offers a comprehensive guide to acting safely when encountering them in grizzly country and to the pleasures of observing them in their natural habitats.

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