North America's Grizzly, Black, and Polar BearsBook - 2012
An alluring visual romp across North America, visiting with our much loved, and feared, iconic wild animal - Stunning gift book featuring 125 full-color photographs of bears - Author Steven Kazlowski is known as "the polar bear photographer' - Kazlowski's photographs have been published in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Sierra magazinesBeautiful, strong, majestic, and playful - bears collectively capture the imagination and hearts of many humans. The bear is the world's largest land predator, and it comes in many different colors, sizes, and species. Bear Country: North America's Grizzly, Black, and Polar Bears is award-winning nature photographer Steven Kazlowski's stunning full-color ode to this multifaceted icon of North America's wilderness places.Did you know that bears taste the air with their tongue? Or that the Spirit Bear, British Columbia's mystical subspecies of the black bear, is as rare as the giant panda? Or that the largest bear on record is a polar bearthat measured in at 12 feet tall and more than 2,000 pounds? In addition to his far-ranging photos, Kazlowski discusses the natural history of North America's three bear species and includes his personal stories from photographing in the field - adventurous and unforgettable experiences gained in the pursuit of capturing the perfect wildlife moment. In these pages you'll also find a "Bear Distribution in North America' map and educational resources for learning more about each species.Steven Kazlowski's photographs have been featured in Audubon, BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife, Sierra, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair magazines. He is the photographer and author of several books, including The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World (Braided River) and most recently Ice Bear: The Arctic World of Polar Bears (Mountaineers Books). Kazlowski travels the United States conducting educational outreach on polar bears and arctic environments and has been interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America, as well as on various NPR programs nationwide. Kazlowski lives in Kingston, Washington. For more on his photography visit www.lefteyepro.com.
Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 599. 78097 KAZ
Characteristics:  p. : chiefly col. ill.