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The Cave Bear Story: Life and Death of a Vanished Animal

By: Björn Kurtén

163 pages, B/w illus

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #47237 | ISBN: 0231103611
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Hardback | Dec 1976 | #29024 | ISBN: 0231040172
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Award-winning portrait of the life of the cave bear, Ursus spelaeus, in the Ice Age, drawn from the cave remnants of their colonies discovered in caves in Europe over the last hundred years. Kurtén conveys the structure, habits, and society of the bears, their Ice Age environment, sexual and racial variations, and extinction.

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