14 June 2012

"Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior" by Andrew E Derocher and Wayne Lynch

This book was an interesting exploration into the lives of everyone's favorite white bears. It was fairly comprehensive and included some interesting facts about species connected to the polar bear as well (i.e. seals,  birds and other bears).

Interest tidbit: Polar bear fur heat retention, when dry, is about 90% of that of the grizzly bear. Polar bear rely more on their fat storage than their fur coats for warmth.

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