Bears: A Brief History

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Bernd Brunner, Lori Lantz

Year 2007
Pages 272
Publisher Yale University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780300122992
File Size 4.05 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

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?