The Cave Bear Story: Life and Death of a Vanished Animal

The Cave Bear Story Life and Death of a Vanished Animal This portrait of the cave bear conveys facts about this animal including its structure habits and society the Ice Age environment sexual and racial variations and extinction The text also detail

  • Title: The Cave Bear Story: Life and Death of a Vanished Animal
  • Author: Björn Kurtén
  • ISBN: 9780231103619
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • This portrait of the cave bear conveys facts about this animal, including its structure, habits, and society, the Ice Age environment, sexual and racial variations, and extinction The text also details the relationship between man and bear, and theories surrounding bear hunting and bear cults.

    One thought on “The Cave Bear Story: Life and Death of a Vanished Animal”

    1. Personally, I love Björn Kurtén's work. He makes his own science come alive for me in a way that the Cave Bear, sadly, never will again. He, the Cave Bear, met his end with the Ice Age and, through his own humane scholarship, Kurtén brings its milieu back to life to enhance our understanding. For me, a completely absorbing read.

    2. This book was interesting but very dry, I was hoping it would tell me more about Cave Bears than it actually did. This is more of a comparison between bones book detailing various fossil finds with not many conclusions or potential insights into the life of these great creatures. Well worth a read for the detail of the environment the bears would have lived in and interesting questions raised as to how they became extinct.

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