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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press (October 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295999225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295999227
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Chris Nunnally on November 18, 2016
Format: Paperback
Of all the bear species, polar bears are the most mysterious and invariably the most fascinating with only a handful of truly great books available. Among them is Michael Engelhard's Ice Bear, a rich and fascinating look into the cultural history of the white bear. Everything from myths and legends of Arctic expeditions to Native hunting stories are covered, as well as our fascination with such celebrities as Knut and the polar bears trained for circus performances, all presented with breathtaking photographs, illustrations and paintings. Overall a picture of the polar bear that is presented is quite different from our anthropomorphized interpretations of him as well as our fearsome tales of relentless man-eaters. A highly recommended edition to any bear lover's library.
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This is a great book. It focuses on the social and cultural relationship between the polar bear and us with great results. Author compiles a number of photographs and visual materials as well which make it a fun book to read. Finally, this book covers a topic not easy to be found about this charismatic animal, definitely worth having.
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An impressive work of writing about the history of the polar bear and how the polar bear has been perceived in different cultures through the centuries.
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Ice Bear is a beautiful book! The images are fantastic! This publication is encyclopedic and very interesting . . . even on the most superficial level of thumbing through the pages.
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Engelhard, a wilderness guide in Alaska with a background in cultural anthropology, writes with heart of our long and often tragic relationship with Ursus maritimus.
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