The Grizzly Almanac

The Grizzly Almanac

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A thorough exploration of the largest terrestrial carnivore in North America, by the author of The Wolf Almanac. The Grizzly Almanac is a close-up look at the animal known to biologists as Ursus arctos horribilis, the "horrible northern beat." A powerful symbol of wilderness, the grizzly was once widespread, from Alaska to Mexico. Today, 99 percent of its population in the lower forty-eight states is gone, due to habitat loss, hunting, and predator control programs based more on emotion than fact. This comprehensive volume looks at the natural and cultural history of the grizzly, with vital information on its evolution, habitat, range, behavior, life history, its place in native folklore, and its decline at the hands of humankind. The almanac also covers the emotion-charged topic of grizzly attacks, with practical information for those who seek to share the dwindling domain of the last of the great predators.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 210.8 x 261.9 x 21.1mm | 975.38g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Col.ill.
  • 1585741434
  • 9781585741434

About Robert H. Busch

Robert H. Busch is the author of eight books on natural history, including The Wolf Almanac, a best-selling selection of the Natural Science Book Club, and The Cougar Almanac. His magazine writing has appeared in many national and international magazines and has been included in the Grolier 1998 Anthology of Best Science Writing. He lives in grizzly country in central British Columbia.show more

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"Praise for The Wolf Almanac. "A splendid reference guide - as handy as it is scholarly and comprehensive." - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs "No other wolf resource offers this level of detail. Evolution, distribution, anatomy, physiology are illuminated." - Whole Earth Review "A beautifully written book... an excellent reference guide...ought to be required reading for all those concerned with wildlife conservation." - American Zoological Association Communique"show more

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