On Thin Ice

The Changing World of the Polar Bear

By Richard Ellis
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307454645, 402pp.)

Publication Date: December 7, 2010

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Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to symbolize the environmental peril that has arisen due to harmful human practices. In the past twenty years alone, the world population of polar bears has shrunk by half. Today they number just 22,000.
Urgent and stirring, On Thin Ice is both a celebration and a rallying cry on behalf of one of earth’s greatest natural treasures.  

About the Author
Richard Ellis is recognized as one of America's foremost writers and painters on marine natural history. Among his many books are The Book of Sharks, The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, The Search for the Giant Squid, Great White Shark, Imagining Atlantis, and The Empty Ocean. He lives in New York City.
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