Joy of Bears
by Sylvia Dolson
Published by Get Bear Smart Society
A collection of breathtaking images and thought-provoking words sure to bring joy to your heart and enrich your spirit. Take an inspiring journey into the world of the great bear and discover the true and often unseen nature of black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Celebrate all that is wild!
Proceeds from the sale of this book support Get Bear Smart Society’s work helping people to understand and live with our neigh-bears.
"Joy of Bears is a strong testament to the natural beauty of bears and our precious animal kingdom."
— Anthony Douglas Williams, author of Inside the Divine Pattern
only will you come to appreciate bears more than ever, but you'll also
come to cherish the fascinating world of animals and the beautiful
landscapes in which they live. Peaceful coexistence is the only
way to live with other animals and to expand our compassion footprint
and to rewild our hearts."
— Marc Bekoff, author of numerous books, evolutionary biologist, professor emeritus at University of Colorado
"A true celebration of the world of bears and the amazing environments they inhabit. With its stunning visuals and inspiring prose, the Joy of Bears will be treasured by anyone interested in wildlife and the natural world. A positive, very moving tribute to these astonishing animals."
— Rob Laidlaw, Executive Director, Zoocheck, Award winning children's author
Just 2 of the many beautiful photo spreads:
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.
112 full-color pages • 8 x 8 hardcover
color photos • 2013
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We believe words are powerful and that a book in hand is empowering in ways the internet can't be. To really delve into a subject and glean some hard-won wisdom, read a good book.
Educational Materials Also Available
We make it easy for teachers, schools, organizations and other non-profits to buy direct from us: our store lists quantity discounts of books AND we offer a variety of educational materials (door hangers, pocket guides, study guides) to help educate and motivate your students and members.
Rex and LaVonne Ewing
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