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Face to Face with Polar Bears

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The ferocious, snarling beast closing in on you fast has a toothache. In the white wastelands of the Arctic, there is nowhere to hide. Where is that helicopter?

Despite surviving this nightmare, award-winning photographer Norbert Rosing loves the charming, playful side of the polar bear. Yes, they slashed his tires, but mankind is now ruining their climate and environment.
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Katelyn Bognatz
Title: “Face to Face with Polar Bears”

Author: Norbert Rosing with Elizabeth Carney

Illustrator:

Genre: Photographic Essay

Theme(s): polar bears, wilderness

Opening line/sentence: “One fall, my wife Elli and I had a single goal: to photograph polar bears.”

Brief book summary: This book talks all about polar bears. They habitat, what they eat, having babies, fighting, and what global warming is doing to them

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Lois Spangler (National Science Teachers Association (N
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babyhippoface
Oct 22, 2007 babyhippoface rated it really liked it
Professional nature photographer Norbert Rosing presents excellent photographs of polar bears in their natural habitat napping, playing, swimming, eating, and more. The accompanying text combines solid scientific information on the bears and Rosing’s personal experiences in photographing them. The large print and considerable white space work nicely with the large photos, creating instant visual appeal. Useful appendices include sections on how readers can help fight global warming, how to ...more
Brenda Kahn
Sep 23, 2014 Brenda Kahn rated it really liked it
After reading and enjoying the series entry about penguins earlier this year, I added some more to my library's collection. I like the conversational tone. The photos are fantastic and the pages at the end containing report-worthy facts are useful. Perfect for the fifth grade unit on animals.
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Melanie Swider
Great NF series by National Geographic - will need to get more!
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