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Curl Up With A “Cool” Book

/ Post by Erica Wills of Polar Bears International

The weather here in Oregon has been rainy and chilly – definitely “pull on my polar bear pajama pants and wrap up in a blanket on my bed” kind of weather! Whenever I feel like this, I head to my bookcase and pick out something to read. Sometimes it’s a new book, other times it’s an oldie but a goodie. There are still other times where I’m in the mood to learn something, and more often than not I will pull out one of my many polar bear/arctic-related books.

There are a many in my collection, but the one I am currently reading is Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior, text by Andrew E. Derocher and photographs by Wayne Lynch. Katie and I had the immense pleasure of meeting Dr. Derocher (Andy, as he insisted we call him) in Churchill (see photo above).

I have found his book to be very insightful and interesting. It is presented in such a way that us regular people can clearly understand the science without feeling like it is being “dumbed down.” The photos are particularly beautiful, and tell a story of their own while enhancing the information presented by Andrew. If you buy this book from PBI’s website, part of the proceeds will go towards supporting PBI’s efforts, and you’ll get a signed copy!

If you’re interested, you can purchase the book on PBI’s website. Andy’s is just one of several fascinating books that you will find there. Happy reading!