A Celebration of Power and Beauty

Book - 2000
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Bears and humans have a relationship reaching far back to a time when the forces of nature were whims of the gods and each day was a struggle for survival. Primitive people respected and, in many cases, worshiped these animals for their obvious strengths and mysterious powers. Through art and ritual, they tried to gain some of these animals' abilities.

Bear: A Celebration of Power and Beauty joins the stunning photography -- more than 200 full-color images -- of Daniel J. Cox with a gathering of the best of ancient legends, striking artwork, and historical writings and images. Author Rebecca L. Grambo weave the pieces together, adding bear facts and personal observations, to create a unique look at these beautiful creatures.

Today, North America's bears no longer have the protection of their mythical powers. Habitat loss and poaching pose major threats to bear populations. Cox and Grambo hope that celebrating our long relationship with bears will help us all to see the importance of preserving these extraordinary creatures.

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club, ©2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780609607954
Characteristics: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Grambo, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn), 1963-


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