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Around the world in pursuit of the beast we fear, revere, abuse, and adore.
We've been meeting bears in the wilderness, and in our dreams, since the dawn of human history. Celebrated in art and myth since we began drawing on the walls of caves, they cast a long shadow over our collective subconscious. Wherever bears endure, they are an indicator of the health of their ecosystem. Their decline―some to the edge of extinction―foretells a bigger story: that of our planet's peril.
In a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex. From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. Vivid characters, exotic landscapes, and deft storytelling make for an unforgettable trek down the braided path of bear and human history.
About the Author:
Brian Payton's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, and Canadian Geographic. He is the author of the novel Hail Mary Corner. He lives with his wife in Vancouver.
Title: Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing ...
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2006. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Us Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90040254
Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1st Us Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95524169
Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2006. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Us Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP13833943
Book Description Bloomsbury USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2743819939
Book Description Bloomsbury USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2787662398
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1596911980I5N00
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G1596911980I3N10
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1596911980I3N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005121041
Book Description Bloomsbury USA. Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings except for previous owner's name on ffep or inside front cover. DJ is very good. Current and popular collection 053109. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 2006. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 236499