The Loneliest Polar Bear

Sweeping and tender, The Loneliest Polar Bear explores the fraught relationship humans have with the natural world, the exploitative and sinister causes of the environmental mess we find ourselves in, and how the fate of polar bears is not ...

Author: Kale Williams

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1984826344

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 133

“A moving story of abandonment, love, and survival against the odds.”—Dr. Jane Goodall The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own Six days after giving birth, a polar bear named Aurora got up and walked away from her den at the Columbus Zoo, leaving her tiny squealing cub to fend for herself. Hours later, Aurora still hadn’t returned. The cub was furless and blind, and with her temperature dropping dangerously, the zookeepers entrusted with her care felt they had no choice: They would have to raise one of the most dangerous predators in the world by hand. Over the next few weeks, a group of veterinarians and zookeepers worked around the clock to save the cub, whom they called Nora. Humans rarely get as close to a polar bear as Nora’s keepers got to their fuzzy charge. But the two species have long been intertwined. Three decades before Nora’s birth, her father, Nanuq, was orphaned when an Inupiat hunter killed his mother, leaving Nanuq to be sent to a zoo. That hunter, Gene Agnaboogok, now faces some of the same threats as the wild bears near his Alaskan village of Wales, on the westernmost tip of the North American continent. As sea ice diminishes and temperatures creep up year after year, Agnaboogok and the polar bears—and everyone and everything else living in the far north—are being forced to adapt. Not all of them will succeed. Sweeping and tender, The Loneliest Polar Bear explores the fraught relationship humans have with the natural world, the exploitative and sinister causes of the environmental mess we find ourselves in, and how the fate of polar bears is not theirs alone.

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.

Author: Bill Martin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805087982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 893

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.

Polar Bears

Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.

Author: Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403052

Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 789

Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.

The Loneliest Polar Bear

Sweeping and tender, The Loneliest Polar Bear explores the fraught relationship humans have with the natural world, the exploitative and sinister causes of the environmental mess we find ourselves in, and how the fate of polar bears is not ...

Author: Kale Williams

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN: 1984826336

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 477

"A moving story of abandonment, love, and survival against the odds."--Dr. Jane Goodall The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own Six days after giving birth, a polar bear named Aurora got up and walked away from her den at the Columbus Zoo, leaving her tiny squealing cub to fend for herself. Hours later, Aurora still hadn't returned. The cub was furless and blind, and with her temperature dropping dangerously, the zookeepers entrusted with her care felt they had no choice: They would have to raise one of the most dangerous predators in the world by hand. Over the next few weeks, a group of veterinarians and zookeepers worked around the clock to save the cub, whom they called Nora. Humans rarely get as close to a polar bear as Nora's keepers got to their fuzzy charge. But the two species have long been intertwined. Three decades before Nora's birth, her father, Nanuq, was orphaned when an Inupiat hunter killed his mother, leaving Nanuq to be sent to a zoo. That hunter, Gene Agnaboogok, now faces some of the same threats as the wild bears near his Alaskan village of Wales, on the westernmost tip of the North American continent. As sea ice diminishes and temperatures creep up year after year, Agnaboogok and the polar bears--and everyone and everything else living in the far north--are being forced to adapt. Not all of them will succeed. Sweeping and tender, The Loneliest Polar Bear explores the fraught relationship humans have with the natural world, the exploitative and sinister causes of the environmental mess we find ourselves in, and how the fate of polar bears is not theirs alone.

A Polar Bear in the Snow

"Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human...where is he going?"--

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 1536203963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 852

"Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human...where is he going?"--

Polar Bears

Presents an introduction to polar bears, describing their habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, eating habits, and behaviors, and looks at the life of a polar bear cub.

Author: Laura Marsh

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426311044

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 969

Presents an introduction to polar bears, describing their habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, eating habits, and behaviors, and looks at the life of a polar bear cub.

Polar Bear Rescue

Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused polar bears to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.

Author: Nancy F. Castaldo

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 142631731X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 193

Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused polar bears to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.

The World of the Polar Bear

Presents a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice.

Author: Norbert Rosing

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554076314

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 893

Presents a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice.

The Polar Bear Expedition

At once epic and intimate, The Polar Bear Expedition masterfully recovers this remarkable tale at a time of new relevance.

Author: James Carl Nelson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062852795

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 615

The extraordinary lost story of America's invasion of Russia 100 years ago *** In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not. *** "INCREDIBLE." — John U. Bacon • "AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK.” — Patrick K. O’Donnell • "A MASTER OF NARRATIVE HISTORY." — Mitchell Yockelson • "GRIPPING." — Matthew J. Davenport An unforgettable human drama deep with contemporary resonance, award-winning historian James Carl Nelson's The Polar Bear Expedition draws on an untapped trove of firsthand accounts to deliver a vivid, soldier's-eye view of an extraordinary lost chapter of American history—the Invasion of Russia one hundred years ago during the last days of the Great War. In the winter of 1919, 5,000 U.S. soldiers, nicknamed "The Polar Bears," found themselves hundreds of miles north of Moscow in desperate, bloody combat against the newly formed Soviet Union's Red Army. Temperatures plummeted to sixty below zero. Their guns and their flesh froze. The Bolsheviks, camouflaged in white, advanced in waves across the snow like ghosts. The Polar Bears, hailing largely from Michigan, heroically waged a courageous campaign in the brutal, frigid subarctic of northern Russia for almost a year. And yet they are all but unknown today. Indeed, during the Cold War, two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, would assert that the American and the Russian people had never directly fought each other. They were spectacularly wrong, and so too is the nation's collective memory. It began in August 1918, during the last months of the First World War: the U.S. Army's 339th Infantry Regiment crossed the Arctic Circle; instead of the Western Front, these troops were sailing en route to Archangel, Russia, on the White Sea, to intervene in the Russian Civil War. The American Expeditionary Force, North Russia, had been sent to fight the Soviet Red Army and aid anti-Bolshevik forces in hopes of reopening the Eastern Front against Germany. And yet even after the Great War officially ended in November 1918, American troops continued to battle the Red Army and another, equally formiddable enemy, "General Winter," which had destroyed Napoleon's Grand Armee a century earlier and would do the same to Hitler's once invincible Wehrmacht. More than two hundred Polar Bears perished before their withdrawal in July 1919. But their story does not end there. Ten years after they left, a contingent of veterans returned to Russia to recover the remains of more than a hundred of their fallen brothers and lay them to rest in Michigan, where a monument honoring their service still stands. In the century since, America has forgotten the Polar Bears' harrowing campaign. Russia, notably, has not, and as Nelson reveals, the episode continues to color Russian attitudes toward the United States. At once epic and intimate, The Polar Bear Expedition masterfully recovers this remarkable tale at a time of new relevance.

Polar Bear s Underwear

Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's—see the colorful stripes?

Author: Tupera Tupera

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452141992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 511

Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's—see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear.

Memoirs of a Polar Bear

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent ...

Author: Yoko Tawada

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225798

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 691

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”—Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son—the last of their line—is Knut, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and “the intimacy of being alone with my pen.”

The Lonely Polar Bear

Featuring exceptional illustrations from talented Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le, The Lonely Polar Bear offers an accessible way to introduce children to climate change issues.

Author: Khoa Le

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607656868

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 326

This sweet children’s picture book presents a moving story, set in a fragile Arctic world threatened by global warming. A little polar bear wakes up alone after a furious storm. With his mother nowhere in sight, he makes friends with a mysterious little girl and various animal companions. All of the friends come together in the magnificent polar sky. In the end the little bear sits peacefully, enjoying a winter day lit up by beautiful northern lights. Featuring exceptional illustrations from talented Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le, The Lonely Polar Bear offers an accessible way to introduce children to climate change issues.

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear Oso polar oso polar qu es ese ruido Bilingual board book English Spanish

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? is the companion book to the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250794986

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 13

View: 700

A bilingual English and Spanish board book edition of Bill Martin and Eric Carle's classic picture book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? / Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? is the companion book to the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin's simple, rhythmic text invites young listeners to chant along with the sounds of the animals in the zoo, from braying zebras to trumpeting elephants. Eric Carle's vibrant and imaginative illustrations are the perfect match for the playful text, keeping children enthralled reading after reading. Oso polar, Oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? es el libro acompañante del clásico Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? El texto simple y rítmico de Bill Martin invita a los escuchantes jóvenes a cantar junto a los sonidos de los animales en el zoológico, desde el rebuzno de la cebra hasta el trompar del elefante. El arte brillante e imaginativa de Eric Carle son la pareja perfecta para este texto divertido que mantiene a los niños y las niñas cautivos lectura tras lectura....

How Would You Survive as a Polar Bear

Each volume follows a first-person narrative approach, telling the story of an example of the species as they deal with finding food, reproducing, raising their young, exploring their territory and fighting for dominance.

Author: David Stewart

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 1913337766

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 33

View: 387

How Would You Survive As A...? is a brand new nature strand in the globally bestselling You Wouldn’t Want To... series, looking at the struggles for survival of different animal species. Each volume follows a first-person narrative approach, telling the story of an example of the species as they deal with finding food, reproducing, raising their young, exploring their territory and fighting for dominance. The mix of humorous illustrations, bite-sized text, fact panels and diagrams provides multiple entry points for reluctant readers, presenting the information in a fun and accessible manner. How Would You Survive As A Polar Bear? explores the challenges faced by a female polar bear as she hunts in the inhospitable Arctic region and raises her young cubs. The end matter contains real life stories of polar bears highlighting conservation issues surrounding the species, illustrated with photographs to underscore that they’re non-fiction and drawn from the real world, plus family trees of related species, a quiz and statistics.

The Polar Bear

A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats.

Author: Jenni Desmond

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781592702008

Category:

Page: 48

View: 688

Following on her gorgeous blue whale, Desmond's polar bear is exquisitely rendered, magnificent, and precise, with wonderful storytelling too.

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. On board pages.

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805053883

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

View: 484

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. On board pages.

The Last Polar Bear

"The Last Polar Bear" is the first book to fully document that story.The continued survival of these magnificent white bears in their warming, and melting, Arctic world is uncertain, yet their fate is also a wake-up call compelling us to ...

Author: Steven Kazlowski

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 9781594850592

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 781

Scientists agree that by the end of this century the polar bear will be the first mammal threatened with extinction due to climate change. "The Last Polar Bear" is the first book to fully document that story.The continued survival of these magnificent white bears in their warming, and melting, Arctic world is uncertain, yet their fate is also a wake-up call compelling us to act now to stem global warming. Through Steven Kazlowski's unparalleled imagery, the most critical environmental issue of our time is brought to life."The Last Polar Bear" places the reality of climate change in our hands. We see the plight of the polar bear, an animal already feeling the detrimental effects of our reliance on fossil fuels, as its icy habitat melts.Over the course of the last six years, wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski has photographed the polar bear in its wild habitat, from Hershel Island in Canada to Point Hope in Alaska. "The Last Polar Bear" pairs his intimate images with anecdotes about his Arctic adventures, as well as authoritative essays about the polar bear in the context of climate change.Alaska based writers Richard Nelson, Charles Wohlforth, Nick Jans, and leading USGS polar bear biologist Steven C. Amstrup draw on decades of experience in the Arctic to cover the biological, cultural, and anthropological aspects of climate change. Dan Glick, long-time correspondent for "Newsweek", addresses the history of climate change while Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defence Council, and Theodore Roosevelt IV offer perspectives on activism and politics.

Polar Bear Patrol

Ms. Frizzle's next lesson takes her students on a magic bus ride to the North Pole, where they observe polar bears and other creatures in their natural habitats.

Author: Judith Bauer Stamper

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439314336

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 91

View: 644

Ms. Frizzle's next lesson takes her students on a magic bus ride to the North Pole, where they observe polar bears and other creatures in their natural habitats.

The Little Polar Bear

The Little Polar Bear—now available as a paperback! It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep.

Author: Hans de Beer

Publisher: NorthSouth Books

ISBN: 9780735840522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 180

The Little Polar Bear—now available as a paperback! It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice crack, doesn't feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole - he doesn't realize that his adventures have just begun.

Polar Bears

Describes the characteristics and behavior of the polar bear, explains how scientists study them, and discuss conservation and interaction with humans

Author: Ian Stirling

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081080

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 882

Describes the characteristics and behavior of the polar bear, explains how scientists study them, and discuss conservation and interaction with humans