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Asian Black Bears, Living with the Forest

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Shinsuke Koike/Toshihiko Sawai

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Abstract

This is a photo book with the detailed description of the lives of Asian black bears. The author is a leading expert in the field and the articles are based on the latest studies. The book explores their bone structures, five senses, and forms, and explains what they eat, where they sleep, how are they spending their days and months and years. The book contains academically valuable photos including bio-logged images. Along with the living bear photos, the field sign photos such as footprints, droppings, feeding sign, and hibernation sites are included here. This book will show you answers to the questions like how Asian black bears are spending their lives at forests, what they can do, and other. Animal lovers, those who are interested in Asian black bears, and researchers will be potential readers.

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Shinsuke Koike is an associate professor of Institute of Agriculture at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. His expertise is ecology, and particularly in biology of Asian black bears in Okutatama (Tokyo) and Ashio-Nikko Mountains (Tochigi and Gunma prefecture) and interspecific interaction in forest ecosystem. He is member of Asiatic black bear Expert Team, in Bear Specialist Group of Species Survival Commission, IUCN./ Toshihiko Sawai is a photographer. He began his photographic career in 1980 and is based in Japanese northern alps, he mainly focuses on changing seasons, forests and mountains. He received the 5th Tabuchi Yukio Prize for the series of Asian black bear photos in 2016.

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Released Date Apr 2020
Price ¥1,800
Size 148mm×210mm
Total Page Number 128 pages
Color Page Number 128 pages
ISBN 9784829972328
Category Craft and Hobbies/Art/Cook Book
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