Dominion of Bears PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Dominion of Bears free pdf Long ago we invited bears into our stories, our dreams, our nightmares, our lives. We have always sought them out where they live, for their hides, their meat, their beauty, their knowingness. Human country and bear country exist side by side. As Sherry Simpson suggests, the relationship between bears and humans is ancient and ongoing and, in Alaska, profoundly and often uncomfortably close. More than 70 percent of North America's bears live in Alaska: including at least 31,000 brown bears, 100,000 black bears, and 3,500 polar bears. And nearly every aspect of Alaskan society reflects their presence, from hunting to tourism marketing to wildlife management to urban planning. A long-time Alaskan, Simpson offers a series of compelling essays on Alaskan bears in both wild and urban spaces--because in Alaska, bears are found not only in their natural habitat but also in cities and towns. Combining field research, interviews, and a host of up-to-date scientific sources, her finely polished prose conveys a wealth of information and insight on ursine biology, behavior, feeding, mating, social structure, and much more. Simpson crisscrosses the Alaskan landscape in pursuit of bears as she muses, marvels, and often stands in sheer awe before these charismatic creatures. Firmly grounded in the expertise of wildlife biologists, hunters, and viewing guides, she shows bears as they actually are, not as we imagine them to be. She considers not only the occasionally aggressive behavior bears need to survive, but also the violence exacted upon them by trophy hunters, advocates of predator control, or suburbanites who view bears as land sharks that threaten the safety of their families. Shifting effortlessly between fascinating facts and poetic imagery, Simpson crafts an extended meditation on why we are so drawn to bears and why they continue to engage our imaginations, populate indigenous mythologies, and help define our essential visions of wilderness. As Simpson observes, "The slightest evidence that bears share your world--or that you share theirs--can alter not only your sense of the landscape, but your sense of yourself within that landscape."

About Sherry Simpson

Sherry Simpson, considered one of Alaska's most accomplished essayists, is the author of two previous books, The Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories, winner of the Chinook Literary Prize, and The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska. She is an associate professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Details Book

Author : Sherry Simpson
Publisher : University Press of Kansas
Data Published : 01 October 2013
ISBN : 0700619356
EAN : 9780700619351
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 440 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Dominion of Bears



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Those Big Bears free pdfThose Big Bears

    Did you know that koala bears are not really bears at all. Can you believe there is a bear that has no front teeth. Did you know that black bears are not always black. If bears can outrun..


  • Shh! Bears Sleeping free pdfShh! Bears Sleeping

    In the fall When leaves turn red Bears know soon It s time for bed Comes winter Comes snow Bears are ready Bears go In their cave Warm and deep Winter is time For bears to sleep A lilting read-aloud text and stunning pictures combineto make an irresistibly appealing picture book thatfollows these fascinating animal friends through thecycle of the year..


  • I Am a Polar Bear (I Am free pdfI Am a Polar Bear (I Am

    Polar Bears are one of the biggest bears in the world. Polars bears ride on floating ice to find food. These astounding facts about this fascinating animal can be discovered in the I Am a Polar Bear book..


  • Bears on Bears free pdfBears on Bears

    Bears. for the uninitiated. are gay men who defiantly challenge society's ideal of physical appearance. who celebrate the fact that they are often large. hairy. and don't give a hoot about what fashions are parading down the runway..


  • Bears Hibernate free pdfBears Hibernate

    Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Bears Hibernate offers answers to their most compelling questions about why bears sleep all winter..


  • Dominion of Bears free pdfDominion of Bears

    . Long ago we invited bears into our stories, our dreams, our nightmares, our lives. We have always sought them out where they live, for their hides, their meat, their beauty, their knowingness. Human