"An excellent selection for libraries in bear country and a useful addition elsewhere."

"Paws Up! This wonderful little book is so well written and illustrated that you'll barely notice how much you’re learning about bears. You'll find yourself saying 'I didn't know that' at least once a page. I definitely recommend this fun-to-read, enlightening book!"
- Linda Masterson, author of Living With Bears

“Read Bear-ology and you will succumb to its cumulative effects. The many interesting vignettes and images of bears lead to enjoyment, understanding, and respect. Through hundreds of smiles and reflections, Bear-ology will open a door and invite you into the fascinating world of bears and people who care about them.”
- Dr. Stephen Herrero, author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, Past President of IBA

Bear-ology is a charming little book for the young or not-so-young bear lover who wants to learn more about the various species of this type of creature. Bear-ology gives readers countless fun facts and fine reading about the ursine animal.”
- Wisconsin Bookwatch

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There should be copy in every classroom, campground, and Christmas stocking. Bear-ology goes beyond the facts of bear natural history by casting a wide net around the absurd elements of human behavior to wildlife. We learn that with understanding of predictable animal behavior, things need not go badly for animals. This book is suitable for all ages in the true sense.”
- Bruce E. Batchelor, PhD

Bear-ology is truly a fascinating book...suited especially for mountain residents who've encountered more bears than usual this past summer.”
- Mountain House & Home (Colorado)

Bear-ology is smart, informative, entertaining, accessible and a must-read for bear fans everywhere.”
-Benjamin Kilham, author of Among the Bears: Raising Orphan Cubs in the Wild

“By sharing her knowledge and wisdom in this book, Sylvia Dolson has found another excellent way to help bears. Even though I’ve spent countless years observing and studying bears, I still found it had much to offer. Sylvia’s tireless commitment in finding solutions to the real problems of living in bear country is evident, and if you want to know how to be a part of the solution rather than part of the problem, read this book.”
- Charlie Russell, renowned naturalist, author and photographer

“Bears have been revered, feared and adored for ages, yet are often misunderstood today. Now in this delightful compendium, Sylvia Dolson sorts facts from myths, and unveils little-known details about these intriguing creatures. Bear-ology is a handy resource for educators and those in the bear business, not to mention everyone who spends time in bear country.”
- Dr. Lynn Rogers, Director – North American Bear Center

Bear-ology is an entertaining and informative review of bear behaviour, biology and mythology filled with tantalizing tidbits of ursid trivia. Dolson’s style is easy and relaxed without sacrificing content or accuracy.”
- Dr. Wayne Lynch, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer

“This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to be entertained and yet learn a lot about bears. Sylvia Dolson delightfully combines humor with facts to inspire the reader to look beyond the media hype regarding the true nature of wild bears.
- The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary/The American Bear Association

“Who’d imagine it could be this much fun learning so much valuable information about bears? Even as a long-time bear aficionado, I found it thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating. There’s absolutely nothing ‘bear-related’ missing from Bear-ology. Read it and be amazed.
- Ann Bryant, Executive Director – The BEAR League

“I found Bear-ology very entertaining, educational, and an important reference source for biologists and the general public with an interest in separating facts from common myths about the lives of bears. It is an easy read, loaded with beautiful photographs of bears in their natural habitat as well as in urban environments. This book is a must-read for people who live near bears, especially for those individuals who have experienced conflicts with bears at their homes or while recreating or working in bear habitat.”
- Dr. John J. Beecham, Wildlife Consultant for Human-Bear Conflicts / Orphan Bear Rehabilitation

One of the best all-you-want-to-know-about-bears books ever written for both the curious and advanced reader. Sylvia has done a remarkable job relaying, in simple language blended with wonderful photos and illustrations, the fascinating ecology, behaviour, lore and history of bears that can only help us humans achieve a better coexistence with these wild and sentient beings that so symbolize the wilderness.”
- Wayne McCrory, bear biologist, New Denver, British Columbia, Canada

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Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia

Sylvia Dolson

$19.95 paperback
ISBN 978-0-9773724-5-4
5.5 x 8, 192 pages
with color photo insert
published 2009

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