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The brown bear the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world is one of the many fascinating species covered in this guide. The World of Bears edited by world-famous naturalist Jeff Corwin teaches about the way bears evolved, how they are built and how they behave, reproduce and survive in different habitats around the world. It also highlights some of the most familiar and unique species found worldwide, their current status, what to do if you encounter a bear in the wild and what you can do to help to conserve and protect these spectacular creatures. This folding pocket guide is the ideal reference for bear-lovers and teachers alike. Made in the USA.
The brown bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. There are many subspecies throughout the world, including the grizzly in North America, the Kodiak, the Eurasian brown bear and the Siberian brown bear. Weighing up to 2500 pounds, they can also reach 10 feet in height. A typical lifespan is about 25 years in the wild, longer in captivity.
In this guide, we explore the world of bears and provide facts to help you better understand and treasured animals. Learn about their anatomy, behaviors, the distribution of the bears in the world and what you can do to protect and preserve them.
About the Author
Jeff Corwin is an American animal and nature conservationist, best known as host and executive producer of the Animal Planet cable channel television programs, The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwins Quest, and the currently playing Ocean Mysteries on ABC.
Corwin has authored previous works including 100 Heartbeats, which investigates the plight of the plants most endangered species and the conservation heroes trying to save them.
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.