Examines the shared history of people and bears. Combining history, literature, and science, this book presents the interactions between the two species and explores how bears have become central figures in our inventory of myths and dreams.
Translated from the German by Lori Lantz.
Bernd Brunner, a graduate of the Free University of Berlin and Berlin School of Economics, is an independent scholar, freelance writer, and editor of non-fiction books. He is the author of The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium, and frequently lectures in the United States.
Brunner's book is full of information about the relationship between bears and humans, and is delightfully illustrated with period engravings.-New York Times Book Review (Paperback Row)