Dorothy Hinshaw Patent: Patent's lucid text brims with enough data on habitat, physiology, and behavior to satisfy the needs of report writers. What sets it apart from the usual run of "animal" books is the reportage on the lifetime activities of Chuck Jonkel, a field biologist who has been studying bears for more than 40 years.
Sylvia Dolson and Katherine Fawcett: An unbeatable combination of incredible photography and thought-provoking writing makes A Whistler Bear Story a rare and magical journey into a world few people know.
Text by Aubrey Lang, Photography by Wayne Lynch: Simple, informative story about bears in their first year of life. Follow a black bear cub as she and her brothers venture out of the winter den to explore the exciting and sometimes scary world of the forest. Stunning photographs.
Stephen Stringham; Illustrations by Gerald Trombley; Photography by Kent Fredriksson, Amy Shapira: A bear safety manual tailored to the unique challenges of hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and watching wildlife in Alaska and western Canada — including definitive advice for safe bear viewing (Ten Golden Rules).
Benjamin Kilham and Ed Gray: This book provides the first in-depth discussion of what it is like to be a bear. It is a passionate account told by a naturalist who has dedicated a lifetime to understanding what makes bears tick. After reading the book, you will never again think of bears in the same way.
Dave Smith: Backcountry Bear Basics offers detailed, comprehensive, practical information on how to travel and camp safely in bear country. Smith separates bear facts from anecdotal fallacies, giving readers the true story of how bears behave. Highly recommended for anyone going into the backcountry.
Stephen Herrero: Bear Attacks is for anyone who camps, hikes or is interested in bear behaviour. The book delves into the bear's psychology to determine exactly what causes attacks. Stephen Herrero also tells you how best to avoid them, how to deal with encounters and what to do in the unlikely event of an attack.
Evelyn Kirkaldy: This book will make you smarter than the average bear! This is a wonderfully illustrated colouring and activity book about bears around the world, bear necessities, the life of a bear, crosswords and much more. A fantastic book for teachers, a joint publication produced by the Get Bear Smart Society and Wilderness Committee.
Stephen F. Stringham, PhD.; Photography by Kent Fredrikkson: Bear Viewing in Alaska is specifically tailored to the unique needs of the bear-viewing public. With chapters devoted to the best places to view bears, what to expect once you get there, how to choose a viewing guide, and how to behave safely in bear country, this is an absolute must-have for any potential bear viewer.
Stephen F. Stringham, PhD, Photographs by Kent Fredrikkson, Illustrations by Gerald Trombley: Bear Whispering provides more advanced techniques for viewing bears. It is aimed at people with a serious interest in bears, or who are likely to encounter bears at close range.
Rebekah Raye: A delightful picture book for kids 9-12 who live in bear country.
Jeff Fair: Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, and behavior of North American black bears. Age 7 and up. Grade 2 and up.
Chris Morgan: The book follows the PBS TV crew as they travel more than 4,000 miles around Alaska, and it details the hardships and challenges that come with filming a nature documentary. Packed with gorgeous color photographs of bears in their natural habitats, Bears of the Last Frontier is a keepsake for anyone interested in wildlife conservation.
Author Kevin Van Tighem: Informative and visually interesting, this book presents an excellent guide to bears, describing their habitats, family life, and behavior, as well as the ways in which they are perceived in human culture and the ecological forces that make the species' survival ever more precarious.
Wayne Lynch: An abundantly illustrated compendium of colour photos and informative text distilled from his nine years of bear-obsessive research and legwork by science writer/photographer Lynch. The scope is broad: bears of the northern hemisphere. Organization is by months of the year, which juxtaposes various kinds of bears in various habitats. A book for those who enjoy detail and science.
Sylvia Dolson: Bear~ology is a treasure-trove of folklore and amazing trivia, in which the reader can discover the history and nature of all bears, including black bears, grizzlies and polar bears.
Stephen Stringham: The challenges and adventures of three orphaned bear cubs and the man and woman who adopt them serve as backdrop for an amazing amount of factual information about bear ecology and management.
Karen and Kennan Ward: The best of Karen and Kennan's field experiences in the wild with bears — grizzly, polar and blacks. Meet "GRAND-PAW," "THUNDER-PAW" and "FEROSHA," to name just a few bears that have their own story to tell! Full of natural history and much more.
Susan K. Jacobson, Island Press: "If you have been searching for a resource to design communication programs that contribute to conservation goals, then this book is for you. Supported by real-world examples of successful programs domestically and abroad, Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals offers jargon-free, practical suggestions for planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of communication programs." - Michaela Zint associate professor of environmental education and communication
Margaret Anderson, Nancy Field, Karen Stephenson; Illustrated by Michael Maydak: Discovering Black Bears is a nature activity book that explores the natural history of the black bear, its behavior and habitat. It also covers bear-human conflicts and how problems can be resolved. This engaging book, aimed at children of all ages, introduces the reader to real-life bear biologists, who have new insights into bear behavior. Discovering Black Bears has full color illustrations, a sheet of black bear stickers, and contains 20 activities designed to challenge children’s minds.