Polar Bears by Norbert Rosing
  

Synopsis

Polar Bears by Norbert Rosing

Polar Bears brings together acclaimed photographer Norbert Rosing's vibrant images and his firsthand knowledge of the Arctic to chronicle a year in the life of the polar bear, the Earth's largest land predator. The book is organised into four sections, spring, summer, autumn and winter, each with an introductory essay. Young readers will read about tiny newborn cubs, weighing barely one kilogram, and see them follow their mother across the frozen tundra, playing and learning survival skills as they go. Informative captions describe a polar bear's physical characteristics and how it survives in the bitter Arctic. The book also shows the other animals that share the Far North's breathtaking scenery. Each year more than 10,000 people travel to remote northern towns to watch and study polar bears, but the earth's climate is changing, and the bear's future is in question. At this critical time comes Polar Bears, the perfect introduction to the mighty Nanook from one of its most impassioned advocates.

Reviews

Offering close-up views of polar bears in the wild, nature photographer Rosing presents an album of excellent color photos divided into four thematic chapters and accompanied by lengthy, informative captions...While Rosing includes plenty of endearing photos, polar bears are shown as predators as well. A memorable pair of pictures shows a herd of walruses before and after they spot the polar bear behind them. The high quality of the photos and their reproduction will draw many readers to this visually appealing book, which provides plenty of worthwhile information in the captions and back matter. Offering close-up views of polar bears in the wild, nature photographer Rosing presents an album of excellent color photos divided into four thematic chapters and accompanied by lengthy, informative captions. The first chapter looks at cubs as they nurse, play, and follow their attentive mothers, journeying across the snow toward the sea ice. Other chapters consider how polar bears

.--Carolyn Phelan Booklist (12/01/2010)

About the Author

Norbert Rosing is a frequent visitor to the coastal region of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, where he photographs polar bears. He has received many awards for his work, is a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine and is the author of The World of the Polar Bear.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Norbert Rosing
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Publisher

Publication date

26th April 2010

ISBN

9781554076239

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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