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World of the Polar Bear - NORBERT ROSING & STIRLING IAN

Paperback Published: 16th September 2010
ISBN: 9781554076314
Number Of Pages: 215

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Praise for the second edition:

"Norbert's gift as a photographer is his great curiosity about the natural world. His magic is displayed in photographs that weave light, color and action into a tapestry that tells volumes about life in the Far North."-- National Geographic Magazine

"Highly recommended."-- Library Journal (starred review)

The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world, uniquely adapted to thrive in the harsh environment of the Far North. In The World of the Polar Bear, renowned nature photographer Norbert Rosing follows the polar bear through each season of the year.

This timely third edition has been fully updated and features more than 20 terrific new photographs. With its thorough and engaging text and spectacular photography, The World of the Polar Bear includes:

  • A season-by-season account of the life of the polar bear, including feeding, mating and rearing of cubs
  • A new chapter featuring the polar bears of Svalbard, Norway
  • An intimate look at the animals that share the polar bear's environment, including seals, arctic foxes, walruses and muskoxen
  • A section on such northern sky phenomena as sun dogs and northern lights
  • Many anecdotes and insights about the polar bear -- at once a loving parent, a fierce predator and a natural jester

Polar bears are seriously threatened by global warming, and this book continues to explore this critical issue.

The World of the Polar Bear is quite simply the best book ever published on the polar bear.

Norbert Rosing visits Churchill, Manitoba, the very best place in the world to photograph polar bears, frequently. He has received many awards for his work and is a long-standing contributor to National Geographic magazine.

Ian Stirling is a scientist emeritus with the Canadian Wildlife Service and an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta. He is one of the world's top authorities on polar bears.

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Rosing marries his heartstoppingly beautiful photography with personal, informative insights drawn from his more than 25 years exploring the North.--Jodi DeLong"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/12/2010) Genuinely awe-inspiring.--Louise Abbott"Montreal Gazette" (12/11/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] A glimpse into the life of one of the world's most charismatic species.... beautiful and well presented.--Andrew E. Derocher, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta"Arctic" (01/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Probably the best collection of images of polar bears and their Arctic habitat ever assembled in one place... stunning.--Nancy Bent"Booklist" (10/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] [Starred review] Spectacular color photos and informative text... will delight anyone with an interest in the Arctic... Highly recommended.--Deborah Emerson"Library Journal" (10/15/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] [One of 'Style at Home''s Top Ten Coffee Table Books] An intimate portrayal of their existence through the seasons.--Kat Tancock"Style at Home" (10/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Captions... are straightforward and succinct, leaving Rosing's striking images to evoke the cold, unrelenting beauty of Canada's North.--Cassandra Drudi"Quill and Quire" (12/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] If you get it as a gift for someone you may not be able to part with it.--Randy Midzain"Winnipeg Free Press" (12/03/2006) Two decades in the Arctic have provided Norbert Rosing with keen insight into its most celebrated inhabitant, the polar bear. He follows this mighty traveler across valleys, ice flows, and seasons, capturing the beauty and bounty of the Arctic's surprisingly colorful flora and fauna. The North is an enigmatic place to most Canadians, even foreign, with its vast, treeless spaces and unforgiving climate. It is also a significant place when it comes to global climate change -- it is the polar regions of the planet that are experiencing the biggest rises in temperature and changes to the landscape, threatening the very survival of the polar bear. Photographer Norbert Rosing has spent almost 20 years visiting the western shores of Hudson Bay and chronicling the lives of its animal inhabitants, not just the bears but also the foxes, hares, muskoxen, walruses and other creatures that share the land. This collection of photographs is an intimate portrayal of their existence through the seasons, from springtime mating to a winter on the Arctic ice, accompanied by explanations of how the bears survive and thrive in one of the harshest climates on Earth. [Review of earlier edition: ] Likely to delight those that seek a glimpse into the life of one of the world's most charismatic species.... beautiful and well presented. ... Rosing is a superb photographer and one who can capture the essence of a polar bear in a diversity of situations.--Andrew E. Derocher, Department of Biological Scien"Arctic" (01/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Breathtaking... a keeper for budding environmentalists and ardent animal lovers. [Review of earlier edition: ] Hauntingly beautiful images of the Arctic. [Review of earlier edition: ] Polar bears have been one of [Norbert Rosing's] primary fascinations and this book follows them through the seasons. [Review of earlier edition: ] If you buy just one polar bear book this year, make it this one. [Review of earlier edition: ] Crammed full of outstanding images... Norbert Rosing's work is nothing short of spectacular. Of all the photo essays I have seen on the white bears, this is by far the very best. [Review of earlier edition: ] Breathtaking images. [Review of earlier edition: ] Stunning photographs... Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of the photographs in this book. It is truly a remarkable presentation of a region of the earth that most of us will never get to see firsthand. [Review of earlier edition: ] Rosing's gorgeous full-page polar bear photos capture the world of the Far North like no other.. Sure to be a popular browsing choice... Highly recommended. [Review of earlier edition: ] Rosing has produced probably the best collection of images of polar bears and their Arctic habitat ever assembled in one place in this stunning new book.--Nancy Bent"Booklist" (10/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Some great shots in this book... [Rosing] shares many tricks and techniques for shooting in this harsh environment... This is a great coffee table book showing spectacular shots of the polar bear at work, rest and play.--Elizabeth Logue"Canadian Camera" (11/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Polar bears are the star performers here ... Exceptional reading for all ages.--Lorraine Lauzon"Catholic Observer" (03/30/2007) [Review of earlier edition: ] [An] amazing book.--Laila Maalouf"Destinations" (03/01/2007) [Review of earlier edition: ] Overflowing with stunning photographs... many touching moments captured.--Huixia Sun"Embassy (Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly)" (12/20/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Rosing's photos are beautifully stark, often moving... Text is lively, anecdotal and informative, and never gets in the way of the amazing photography. A book to cherish.--Martin Levin"Globe and Mail" (08/05/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] [Starred review] Eighteen years in the making, this volume is filled with spectacular color photos and informative text... This book will delight anyone with an interest in the Arctic or in polar bears, as well as those with an interest in nature or wildlife photography. Highly recommended.--Deborah Emerson"Library Journal" (10/15/2006) The World of the Polar Bear focuses on that one marvelous, mystical and endangered animal. In t his revised and updated third edition of his book, Rosing marries his heartstoppingly beautiful photography with personal, informative insights drawn from his more than 25 years exploring the North.--Jodi DeLong"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/12/2010) An intimate portrait of an endangered and iconic Canadian animal... some truly marvelous views of the land itself in all its seasons... [a] gorgeous book.--Bill Robertson"Halifax Star Phoenix" (12/18/2010) One of the animal species most threatened by climate change in the north is the polar bear, the subject of a photo book by Norbert Rosing. The World of the Polar Bear is not a new release--it is an updated, soft-covered third edition--but it is more pertinent than ever. Rosing's documentary images of polar bears and the foxes, seals, walruses and birds that share their northern habitat are genuinely awe-inspiring; they reflect the photographer's patience, passion and desire to convince the public of the need to address the environmental crisis.--Louise Abbott"Montreal Gazette" (12/11/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] Follows polar bears as they mate, hunt, rear their cubs and journey across the ice.--Kim Castleberry"Outdoor Photographer" (12/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Polar bears and their Arctic neighbours.--Ron Berthel"Peterborough Examiner" (12/09/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] The captions that accompany the photographs are straightforward and succinct, leaving Rosing's striking images to evoke the cold, unrelenting beauty of Canada's North on their own merit.--Cassandra Drudi"Quill and Quire" (12/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] [One of "Style at Home"'s Top Ten Coffee Table Books] An intimate portrayal of their existence through the seasons.--Kat Tancock"Style at Home" (10/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] [The World of the Polar Bear] is, by turns, visually provocative, sumptuously beautiful and emotionally suffering.--Mark Cocker"The Guardian" (11/24/2007) [Review of earlier edition: ] Covers not only the bears enjoying the snow, but also the walruses and arctic foxes around them.--Derwent May"The Times, London" (12/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Magnificent... will delight young readers as well as adults.--Liz Pogue"Victoria Times-Colonist" (10/01/2006) [Review of earlier edition: ] Awesome! This incredible photographic journey through the seasons in the world of the polar bear is an absolutely delightful experience... This book is certain to get a lot of attention, whether on display or on the shelf.--Marilyn Brien"VOYA" (06/01/2007) [Review of earlier edition: ] Even if you have never been to the west coast of Hudson Bay, this remarkable book will make you feel as though you have been there. ... This is an engaging look at the great white beasts of the North. ... If you get it as a gift for someone you may not be able to part with it.--Randy Midzain"Winnipeg Free Press" (12/03/2006)

ISBN: 9781554076314
ISBN-10: 1554076315
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 16th September 2010
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 3