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The Resource Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon, Michael Engelhard

Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon, Michael Engelhard

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Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon
Title
Ice bear
Title remainder
the cultural history of an Arctic icon
Statement of responsibility
Michael Engelhard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of artifacts attest to its charisma, and to the fraught relationships between our two species. In the White Bear, we acknowledge the magic of wildness: it is both genuinely itself and a screen for our imagination. Ice Bear traces and illuminates this intertwined history. From Inuit shamans to Jean Harlow lounging on a bearskin rug, from the cubs trained to pull sleds toward the North Pole to cuddly superstar Knut, it all comes to life in these pages. With meticulous research and more than 160 illustrations, the author brings into focus this powerful and elusive animal. Doing so, he delves into the stories we tell about Nature-and about ourselves-hoping for a future in which such tales still matter"--Publisher
Summary
Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of artifacts attest to its charisma, and to the fraught relationships between our two species. In the White Bear, we acknowledge the magic of wildness: it is both genuinely itself and a screen for our imagination
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545501
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.786
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the cultural history of an Arctic icon
Label
Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon, Michael Engelhard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Polar bear-human time line -- Map : Territories of Northern peoples and polar bear range -- A beast for the ages -- The life and death of a superstar -- The bear as early commodity -- Object of scientific curiosity -- From white terror to trophy of modernity -- Zoo bear and circus bear -- Honored guest and ten-legged menace -- A taste of the wild -- The transformative bear -- Helper and protector -- Lover, super-male, mate -- Archetype, role model, eco ambassador -- Another seaside attraction
Control code
946461665
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780295999227
Lccn
2016009719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)946461665
Label
Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon, Michael Engelhard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Polar bear-human time line -- Map : Territories of Northern peoples and polar bear range -- A beast for the ages -- The life and death of a superstar -- The bear as early commodity -- Object of scientific curiosity -- From white terror to trophy of modernity -- Zoo bear and circus bear -- Honored guest and ten-legged menace -- A taste of the wild -- The transformative bear -- Helper and protector -- Lover, super-male, mate -- Archetype, role model, eco ambassador -- Another seaside attraction
Control code
946461665
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780295999227
Lccn
2016009719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)946461665

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