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Ice Bear, The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

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Michael Engelhard
University of Washington Press
2016
288
0295999225
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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The product of meticulous research, this cultural narrative examines over 8,000 years of polar bear history. Engelhard probes the narratives of the Inuit, hunters and settlers as well as modern science to show the many forms the powerful, elusive animal has taken. Whether spirit guide, enemy or symbol of ecological crisis, he argues, the ice bear has always loomed large in the human imagination.

ISBN: 9780295999227
$29.95
Editorial Reviews

ARC309On International Polar Bear Day Feb. 27, let us celebrate the charismatic creature with a few books for discerning (and concerned) readers. This Arctic roundup includes a biological overview, a graphic novel, a travelogue, a pictorial anthology and a children’s book. ... more

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