A Brief History
Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300122992, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
"A fascinating exploration of how many cultures see bears as almost human."—Philadelphia Inquirer
“Bears is a much-welcomed book about the shared and surprising connections between two amazing animals. Bernd Brunner covers numerous matters—ursine-human—in an easy to read and compact work. Packed with facts, stories, and light humor, this book will have global appeal because bears appear universally in history, science, literature, religion, ritual, culture, and myth.”—Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Animals Matter
"Bernd Brunner''s book Bears: A Brief History is engaging and accessible. This book reminds us how poorly we treated bears in the past. Let''s hope we can do better in the future."—Ben Kilham, Author of "Among the Bears"
“From the era of cavemen and cave bears, the author takes us on a well-informed romp through history and around the world, with some lovely illustrations of the discovery of the panda and hibernating polar bears. Bearly putdownable!”
—Good Book Guide