Ice bear : the cultural history of an Arctic icon /

"Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of arti...

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Main Author: Engelhard, Michael, 1959- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Polar bear-human time line
  • Map: Territories of northern peoples and polar bear range
  • A beast for the ages
  • The life and death of a superstar
  • The bear as early commodity
  • Object of scientific curiosity
  • From white terror to trophy of modernity
  • Zoo bear and circus bear
  • Honored guest and ten-legged menace
  • A taste of the wild
  • The transformative bear
  • Helper and protector
  • Lover, super-male, mate
  • Archetype, role model, eco ambassador
  • Another seaside attraction.