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Eight Bears

Mythic Past and Imperiled Future

November 12, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781324086994
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Description

An Economist Best Book of 2023 o An NPR 2023 "Books We Love" Pick o A Science News Favorite Science Books of 2023 o A Scientific American Best Staff Read of 2023

A global exploration of the eight remaining species of bears--and the dangers they face.

 


About this Author

Gloria Dickie is a global climate and environment correspondent at Reuters News Agency. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Scientific American, and the Atlantic, among other publications. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she lives in London, England.

ISBN: 9781324086994
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: 2024-11-12

Reviews

Vivid and engrossing...[Eight Bears] is not only a celebration of beardom, it is also, alas, a warning. --Richard Adams Carey, Wall Street Journal

A captivating and carefully considered mosaic of stories that will engross any reader interested in wildlife and wilderness.--Jake Buehler, Science News

A family album of the remaining varieties of bear...As Dickie shows, bears are in deep trouble, and her book is a compelling attempt to see through their eyes.--Edward Posnett, Guardian

Eight Bears explores the wonder and friction that characterise the relationship between bruins and people...Gloria Dickie travels around the world, bringing readers on a riveting and unique sort of bear hunt. --The Economist

This book is not just a bear encyclopedia. Dickie wants to ask what it means to conserve a species, and in some cases how much conservation is 'enough.'--Katrina Gulliver, The Spectator (UK)

Wonderful...[O]ffers travel to Asia and South America, exchanges with purveyors of bear bile, quotes from ursine luminaries, and an engaging mix of science and experience.--Bill Streever, EcoLit Books

Superb...[T]he crisp prose will transport readers...[Eight Bears] is a winning combination of travel and environmental reporting. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A cleareyed view of the world's bears and the many threats they face.--Kirkus Reviews

Eight Bears roars about the majesty and charisma of these remarkable creatures while illuminating their escalating vulnerability in a changing environment. --Library Journal

Laced with climate change warnings as [Gloria Dickie] explores all the ways humans both love and endanger these creatures.--Book Page

A definitive and magisterial account.... This book is essential reading about the ongoing Anthropocene collision between humanity and the rest of the natural world.--James Balog, director of Earth Vision Institute and A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University

Eight Bears is science journalism at its best: thoroughly researched, carefully conceived, and vividly written. Highly recommended! --Nate Blakeslee, author of American Wolf

Written with deep compassion and striking humor, Eight Bears provides a deep and clarifying understanding of our history of ursine kinship. --Lyndsie Bourgon, author of Tree Thieves

At once heartbreaking and hopeful, steeped in science and rich in poetry, Eight Bears is an intrepid investigation into the harms we've inflicted upon bears--and proof that we still have the power to save our ursine brethren. --Ben Goldfarb, award-winning author of Eager

With deep, on-the-ground reporting and vivid writing, Gloria Dickie takes readers from the historic mythologies that have made bears the most charismatic of megafauna to the lairs and laboratories where the future for each of the world's eight ursine species is being written. Her book is as magnificent as the animals we meet in it.--Michael Kodas, author of Megafire

In this insightful, absorbing book, Gloria Dickie not only introduces us to the eight remaining species of bears themselves but deftly connects the plight of each species to a much larger story: the story of our ancient, fraught, irreplaceable relationship with these astonishing animals.--Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts

Gloria Dickie takes us on an intimate global journey into our tangled and absorbing relationship with bears, where fur brushes close to skin, where the stakes are high, and in which the future of bears is our future as well.--Harley Rustad, author of Lost in the Valley of Death

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