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by Dave Taylor

ePub Black Bears: A Natural History download
Author:
Dave Taylor
ISBN13:
978-1550418491
ISBN:
1550418491
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Publisher:
Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (July 28, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Biological Sciences
ePub file:
1500 kb
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1184 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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688

Dave Taylor is the author/photographer of more than 50 books on wildlife and natural history.

Dave Taylor is the author/photographer of more than 50 books on wildlife and natural history. He is a retired teacher who has had a passion for black bears since the 1960s.

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Black bear vs brown bear, wolves. The American black bear is the world’s most common species of bear. News and facts about animals, natural history and science

Black bear vs brown bear, wolves. Where do black bears live? Threats, Hunting & more. There are over twice the number of American black bears than there are all other bear species combined. The American black bear is the smallest species of bear found in North America. The species can reach speeds of 28 to 32 mph (45 to 51 km/h) over short distances. A strong swimmer, the American black bear is able to swim more than 5 miles. News and facts about animals, natural history and science.

Black bears present something of an exception to this, however, as mother black bears sometimes urge their cubs . Another dangerous situation is when a human is faced with a hungry bear that has lost its natural fear of humans.

Black bears present something of an exception to this, however, as mother black bears sometimes urge their cubs to climb trees for safety instead of remaining on the ground to protect their young. With the decrease of hunting grounds and food crops such as berries and bark, bears often become more desperate and aggressive

Inspired by these two books I created this image and the one that follows, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte and Dinosaurs Rediscovered by Michael J. Benton.

Dave Taylor is the author of over 40 books on wildlife and natural history. Recent titles include Black Bears A Natural History (release date Nov. 2019). Mississauga, Ontario. Inspired by these two books I created this image and the one that follows, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte and Dinosaurs Rediscovered by Michael J. Can you spot the difference? pi. witter.

Jon Taylor was born in Norwood, Massachusetts (1964-) and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and Newport . Dave Taylor is the author/photographer of more than 50 books on wildlife and natural history.

Jon Taylor was born in Norwood, Massachusetts (1964-) and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and Newport News, Virginia. He joined the US Navy in 1988 and would spend the majority of his enlistment assigned to the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during Persian Gulf War operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.

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In 1990 author, naturalist and photographer Dave Taylor set out to research and photograph black bears in North America - a quest that took him from the high arctic to the swamps of Florida, and from the East Coast to the shores of the Pacific.

Of the three species native to this part of the world - the grizzly or brown bear, the polar bear, and the black bear - Taylor devotes this beautifully embellished volume exclusively to the black bear, the most numerous of North America's three bear species.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 100 full-color photographs, maps and charts, Black Bears introduces the reader to this shy, reclusive and largely misunderstood animal with an encyclopedic examination of the black bear's world by state, province and territory.

The diet, dens, mating habits, habitat, and hibernation are examined in Taylor's lively text, as is the bear's adaptation to the encroachment of civilization into its territory.

A special section of the book dealing with bears and people, offers valuable advice on camping in bear country, and what to do when encountering bears in the wilderness.

  • I felt like this writer had an ax to grind about Lynn Rogers, and that some of his information seemed to be regurgitated from older sources.

  • "Black Bears: A Natural History" appears to be an excellent book. Both the essays and photographs are informative and interesting. A fascinating look at this intriguing creature.

  • I work for a zoo and animal sanctuary where we have black bears, Found the book very helpful, but what it lacked was more detail, especially about there diets. Overall a good read for someone wanting to learn more about black bears.

  • Great book!

  • My husband loves information and pictures and this author does a great job. My husband already has Deer World by the same author-- great book.

  • Let's get aesthetics out of the way first. Bad exposure has this looking and feeling like it was published in the early 80's. I don't see any photo credits, which probably means they are stock or that they are by the author. The book's content may cover 3+ decades, but it doesn't have to look like it! (According to the Acknowledgements, "Most of this book was photographed using Kodachrome.") Lack of sufficient attention to aesthetic makes the book feel like it was previously published decades ago under its original title and is being published now under a new title.

    Obvious captions and somewhat Mickey Mouse text make a reader think that perhaps this is geared toward young adults in the classroom, opposed to adult non-fiction.

    But the biggest offense here is the author's lack of attention to current environmental/ecological issues. How could one write a book, spanning decades, on an animal that lives in the forests of North America, and not present at least one fully-researched and conclusive chapter devoted to mass logging and clearcutting and its effect on the natural living environment for bears?? Taylor only briefly mentions conservationists v. developers in one chapter. In another chapter, the author makes this unbelievably ignorant statement : "As an enlightened lumber industry created smaller, wildlife-friendly cutting methods, the bears benefitted..."

    This is only appropriate if your child needs an additional reference for a book report, as there is enough information in the book on how bears live. But any eco-concerned individual will find it lacking and irresponsible.

  • Everything you needed to know about black bears, where they came from, where they live, how they hibernate, what they eat, scatology, what to do if you meet one. And full of amazing photographs of bears in the wild that don't look like they've been taken by a fashion photographer - the real stuff.

  • I live in remote bear country. I recently bought this book and enjoyed the photography and fascinating details of the bear's lifestyle.

    Where it falls down is on conservation. From acceptance of official bear population figures (which are highly controversial in some areas) to naive support for bear hunters, to lack of understanding about the continued logging of bear habitat here on the BC coast, I was disappointed. The hunting lobby in Ontario has done everything possible to manufacture a bad image for the bear (in hope of increased hunting opportunities), employed disgraceful measures to lure bears out of parks to be killed, and used dodgy politics to undermine conservation of species like eastern wolves. They are not the conservationist's friend.

    So, two stars. While I don't doubt Mr Taylor's skills at observing bears I think he needs more appreciation of what truly threatens them today.