Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia
by Sylvia Dolson
Bears have captured our imaginations for centuries. Now in this treasure trove of facts, folklore and amazing trivia, discover the history and nature of all bears, including black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Along the way, meet some famous bears (real and not-so-real), learn about bear totems and mythologies of Native peoples and ancient cultures throughout the world, and see how bears have become embedded in our lives, from the names of night-sky constellations and sports teams to everyday words and slogan. Complete with color photos and numerous illustrations, plus helpful tips for coexisting with our furry neighbors.
"An excellent selection for libraries in bear country and a useful addition elsewhere."
"Paws Up! This wonderful little book is so well written and illustrated that you'll barely notice how much you’re learning about bears . You'll find yourself saying 'I didn't know that' at least once a page. I definitely recommend this fun-to-read, enlightening book!"
- Linda Masterson, author of Living With Bears
“Read Bear-ology and you will succumb to its cumulative effects. The many interesting vignettes and images of bears lead to enjoyment, understanding, and respect. Through hundreds of smiles and reflections, Bear-ology will open a door and invite you into the fascinating world of bears and people who care about them.”
- Dr. Stephen Herrero, author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, Past President of IBA
“Bear-ology is a charming little book for the young or not-so-young bear lover who wants to learn more about the various species of this type of creature. Bear-ology gives readers countless fun facts and fine reading about the ursine animal.”
- Wisconsin Bookwatch
Bears in the Night Sky
Get the Bear Facts
Relationships with Humans
Tips for Coexisting with Bears
Bear Aware Groups Making a Difference
Primal Fear of Bears
The Spirit Bear
Do You Speak Ursine?
The Bear as a Healer
Aboriginal Connections & Native Mythologies
Bears in Our Language
Heraldry and Other Symbolic Use of the Bear
Where to See Bears
Take the Bear-Smart Challenge, Beary Fun Puzzles
Color Photo Gallery
Real & Not-So-Real Famous Bears: Bart the Bear, Teddy's Bear, Yogi Bear, Voytek, the Soldier-Bear, Smokey the Bear, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Winnie the Pooh
MEET THE AUTHOR
Sylvia Dolson's passion for bears is equaled only by her quest to teach people about the true nature of these wonderful bruins. Her ultimate goal is for a greater coexistence — one in which people and bears live in harmony. Sylvia has been involved with the Get Bear Smart Society since 1996 and is now the executive director. She is also a member of the International Association for Bear Research and Management. As a leading expert on living with bears in residential communities, she has been instrumental in bringing forward more progressive, bear-friendly management policies in British Columbia, Canada.
192 pages • 5½ x 8 paperback
with color photo album • 2009
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How we ended up here
In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics.
What we publish
PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild:
All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009).
But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door.
Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.
Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd
Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson
Costa Rica: Jack Ewing
Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson
Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing
Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing