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Author Stirling, Ian

Title Polar bears : the natural history of a threatened species / Ian Stirling

Publ Info Markham, Ont. ; Brighton, Mass. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [2011]
 CCRI-Warwick  QL737 .C27 S7266 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QL737.C27 S7266 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  QL737.C27 S7266 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QL737.C27 S7266 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note 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)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and index
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? -- Reproduction -- Behaviour -- 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
Note Comprehensive study of the polar bear: their evolution, life history, behavior, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence
LC subject Polar bear
Polar bear -- Conservation
Polar bear -- Pictorial works
Rare mammals -- Arctic regions
Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions
ISBN 9781554551552 (pbk.)