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Great Bear Almanac

Great Bear Almanac

  • Author: Gary Brown
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • ISBN: 9781558214743
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 340
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The arts and creative sector is one of the nation's broadest, most important, and least understood social and economic assets, encompassing both nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, for-profit creative companies, such as advertising agencies, film producers, and commercial publishers, and community-based artistic activities. The thirteen essays in this timely book demonstrate why interest in the arts and creative sector has accelerated in recent years, and the myriad ways that the arts are crucial to the social and national agenda and the critical issues and policies that relate to their practice. Leading experts in the field show, for example, how arts and cultural policies are used to enhance urban revitalization, to encourage civic engagement, to foster new forms of historic preservation, to define national identity, to advance economic development, and to regulate international trade in cultural goods and services. Illuminating key issues and reflecting the rapid growth of the field of arts and cultural policy, this book will be of interest to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to arts educators and management professionals, government agency and foundation officials, and researchers and academics in the cultural policy field.

The Bear Almanac, 2nd

The Bear Almanac, 2nd

A Comprehensive Guide to the Bears of the World

  • Author: Gary Brown
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • ISBN: 9780762788064
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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The bears of the world—from the polar bears of the Arctic to the Andean bear of South America—are among the most studied and loved of all wild creatures. In this revised and updated edition, Gary Brown collects what is known about the world’s bears, capturing in words and images a complete factual compendium of bear knowledge for the amateur naturalist and the bear specialist alike. The Bear Almanac is for anyone who has ever paused to wonder at both the might—and the mind—of the bear. Beyond their well-known, imposing physical traits, these generally shy creatures command the ability to learn rapidly and to reason. In addition to addressing such topics as bear physiology, social behavior, and habitats, this comprehensive resource lists endangered bears by state and covers a breadth of other bear-related topics, such as the effects of war on bears and what to do if you meet up with one, as well as issues in the news related to the most beloved, and mysterious, of creatures.

Bear Necessities

Bear Necessities

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Sanctuary, and Advocacy

  • Author: Lisa Kemmerer
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004293094
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
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Twenty-two engaging and approachable essays, written by scholars and activists working to protect the world’s eight bear species, explore pressures that threaten the world’s remaining bears, offering a tapestry of possibilities for protecting and preserving these endangered yet much-loved beings.

Living With Bears Handbook

Living With Bears Handbook

Expanded 2nd Edition

  • Author: Linda Masterson
  • Publisher: PixyJack Press
  • ISBN: 1936555611
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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Today bears have a growing people-problem: their “backyards” are full of humans and people-provided food is everywhere. Discover practical solutions and real-world examples of how to prevent conflicts at home and at play so we can do a better job of sharing space with these intelligent, adaptable animals. Contents - Understanding Bears and Bear Behavior - Bear-Proofing Your Home - Being Bear-Smart in the Outdoors - Attractant Management: Garbage, Bird Feeders, Fruit Trees, Beehives, Chicken Coops, Gardens, and more - Creating Bear-Smart Communities - Preventing Conflicts - Responding to Encounters and Attacks - A Bear Manager’s World - Case Studies from the U.S. & Canada - North American Bear Populations, Extensive Resources For homeowners, communities, wildlife managers, educators, and anyone who spends time in the great outdoors.

Speaking of Bears

Speaking of Bears

The Bear Crisis and a Tale of Rewilding from Yosemite, Sequoia, and Other National Parks

  • Author: Rachel Mazur
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493014986
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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As majestic as they are dangerous, and as timeless as they are current, bears continue to captivate readers. Speaking of Bears is not your average collection of stories. Rather it is the history, compiled from interviews with over 100 individuals, of how Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, all in California’s Sierra Nevada, created a human-bear problem so bad that there were eventually over 2,000 incidents in a single year. It then describes the pivotal moments during which park employees used trial-and-error, conducted research, invented devices, collaborated with other parks, and found funding to get the crisis back under control. Speaking of Bears is for bear lovers, national park buffs, historians, wildlife managers, biologists, policy and grant-makers, and anyone who wants to know the who, what, where, when, and why of what once was a serious human-bear problem, and the path these parks took to correct it. Although these Sierran parks had some of the worst black bear problems in the country, hosted much of the research, and invented the bulk of the technological solutions, they were not the only ones. For that reason, intertwining stories from several other parks including Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Banff-Canada are included. For anyone seeking solutions to human-wildlife conflicts throughout the world, the lessons-learned are invaluable and widely applicable.

Bears

Bears

Without Fear

  • Author: Kevin Van Tighem
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1927330572
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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Fear of bears seems almost to be part of what it is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time into a world already populated by these great carnivores. Before we mastered iron and later developed firearms, we had few defences against bears—only watchful caution and elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices to ward off fear. Where human populations grow, bears have traditionally dwindled or disappeared. But when we return to the wild, to places where bears still survive, all our primeval fears awaken again. The risk of an automobile accident on the way to bear country far outstrips the risk of a close-range encounter with a bear, but it’s the bear that worries us as we hurtle down the pavement at a hundred kilometres an hour. In this timely and sensitive book, Kevin Van Tighem calls on decades of experience, knowledge and understanding in order to enlighten readers about our relationship with and attitude toward bears. Along the way we are confronted with the realities confronting these great animals as a result of our ever-expanding human population and their ever-shrinking natural habitat. Through historical research, field observation, practical advice, personal anecdotes and an array of stunning photos, Van Tighem has written a comprehensive book that is meant to demystify bears in order to promote a deeper understanding of these powerful yet vulnerable creatures.

Wahb

Wahb

The Biography of a Grizzly

  • Author: Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806152362
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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First published more than a century ago, The Biography of a Grizzly recounts the life of a fictitious bear named Wahb who lived and died in the Greater Yellowstone region. This new edition combines Ernest Thompson Seton’s classic tale and original illustrations with historical and scientific context for Wahb’s story, providing a thorough understanding of the setting, cultural connections, biology, and ecology of Seton’s best-known book. By the time The Biography of a Grizzly was published in 1900, grizzly bears had been hunted out of much of their historical range in North America. The characterization of Wahb, along with Seton’s other anthropomorphic tales of American wildlife, helped to change public perceptions and promote conservation. As editors Jeremy M. Johnston and Charles R. Preston remind us, however, Seton’s approach to writing about animals put him at the center of the “Nature-Faker” controversy of the early twentieth century, when John Burroughs and Theodore Roosevelt, among others, denounced sentimental representations of wildlife. The editors address conservation scientists’ continuing concerns about inaccurate depictions of nature in popular culture. Despite its anthropomorphism, Seton’s paradoxical book imparts a good deal of insightful and accurate natural history, even as its exaggerations shaped early-twentieth-century public opinion on conservation in often counterproductive ways. By complicating Seton’s enthralling tale with scientific observations of grizzly behavior in the wild, Johnston and Preston evaluate the story’s accuracy and bring the story of Yellowstone grizzlies into the present day. Preserving the 1900 edition’s original design and illustrations, Wahb brings new understanding to an American classic, updating the book for current and future generations.

Stock Trader's Almanac 2015

Stock Trader's Almanac 2015

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Hirsch
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118988329
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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The most trusted source of historical stock trading trend data for over forty years Stock Trader's Almanac is the indispensable annual resource that helps active traders and investors profit from market cycles and seasonal trends. This practical investment tool provides a roundup of the year's data—some of the cleanest in the business—and encapsulates the historical price information, patterns, seasonalities, and trends in a calendar format. Readers get daily and monthly reminders, alerts to seasonal opportunities and dangers, plus outlines of widely-followed historical patterns and proprietary theory and strategy. The new 2015 edition includes significant revisions from the famous Best Six Months switching strategy, plus details on the renowned January Barometer and the stock market strategy aligned with the election cycle. Analytical tools help investors and traders make investing decisions from fundamental analysis to technical analysis. Historical stock patterns have an uncanny tendency to repeat, and the proprietary data and expert analysis of Stock Trader's Almanac translates these patterns into practical information that gives market players an edge. Readers can: Discover little-known market patterns and tendencies Evaluate pre-Presidential election year cycles and perspectives Explore the market impact of the Lame Duck year Forecast market trends accurately and confidently Representing a massive feat of data collection and analysis, this annual guide offers a host of market-ready strategies and delineated patterns. This invaluable data is not available from any other source, and the expert analysis is exclusive to this guide. For over forty years, thousands of market players have turned to the historical patterns found only in the Stock Trader's Almanac, the most trusted source for patterns, trends, and cycles.

The New Brunswick Almanac and Register

The New Brunswick Almanac and Register

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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