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On being a bear : face to face with our wild sibling / Rémy Marion ; translated by David Warriner ; foreword by Lambert Wilson.

Marion, Rémy, (author.). Warriner, David (Linguist), (translator.). Wilson, Lambert, (writer of foreword.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 599.78 MAR (Text) 33187004793366 Nonfiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 599.78 MAR (Text) 30032010806922 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771646987
  • ISBN: 1771646985
  • Physical Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Greystone Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: L'ours : l'autre de l'homme.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Since prehistory, humans and bears have lived side by side. Many cultures around the world viewed bears as a kind of wild counterpart of humans, cloaked in fur. For centuries, bears have been feared and revered, driven away and killed; at the same time, we've reduced them to fluffy toys and cute characters. Why have we misunderstood bears so deeply, and what can we do to repair our connection with them? Drawing on science, history, legend, and colorful anecdotes from his thirty years of tracking and observing bears across the globe, writer and filmmaker Rémy Marion invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fascinating animals and to see them in a more objective and compassionate light. His close encounters with bears of all shapes, sizes, and colors have brought him into contact with many other people who live and work among bears and the scientists who study them. He reveals how varied a bear's diet can be, how important its sense of smell really is, why a mother bear is so stubbornly patient with her cubs, the vital role of bears in our ecosystems, the impact of climate change on bears, and how understanding bear hibernation could lead to medical breakthroughs for humans. By revealing the true nature of bears, this book encourages us to rebuild a relationship with them based on respect and understanding."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Bears.
Human-bear encounters.
Human-animal relationships.

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