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Bears: A Brief History (2007 Hardback)


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Very good condition used 2007 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Yale University Press, USA.
Author: Bernd Brunner. Translated by Lori Lantz.
ISBN: 9780300122992.
Approx dims: 210mm h x 125mm w x 24mm d.

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Bears: A Brief History

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 2007 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Yale University Press, USA.
Author: Bernd Brunner. Translated by Lori Lantz.
ISBN: 9780300122992.
Approx dims: 210mm h x 125mm w x 24mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition green cloth boards with gold title lettering to spine. 259 clean inside pages of English text with b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Bears: A Brief History:

This engaging book examines the shared history of people and bears. Hopscotching through history, literature, and science, Bernd Brunner presents a rich compendium of the interactions between the two species and explores how bears have become central figures in our inventory of myths and dreams. He reveals the remarkable extent to which human feelings about bears have been, and still are, mixed. People have venerated, killed, caressed, tortured, nurtured, eaten, worshipped, and despised bears. Interestingly, the varied dealings of humans with bears raise the same question over and again: do our images of bears have much in common with the animal as it really is?

The book uncovers new and little-known stories and facts about bears in European, North American, Japanese, Russian, and South and Southeast Asian cultures. Taken together, these perspectives show us new things about the animals we thought we knew so well. Quirky and bizarre anecdotes, scientific information on bears threatened with extinction in some areas, a discussion of the phenomenon of ‘bearanoia’, and more than one hundred historical illustrations contribute to this unique account of the shared history between bears and humans and the continuing presence of bears in our personal and collective dreams.