SCIENCE
Cherrix, Amy

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife

(2) 4-6 Scientists in the Field series. Humans are encroaching on black bears' natural habitat in and around Asheville, North Carolina. In this encouraging account, Cherrix accompanies a team of biologists conducting the North Carolina Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study. Photographs capture the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain environment and the care scientists take in collecting data to manage the bear population. A chapter on wild animals in other communities emphasizes the problem's global nature. Websites. Bib., glos., ind.

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