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By Wolf D. Storl

because the starting of human historical past, bears were considered as animals of serious strength. Ethnobotanist and cultural anthropologist Wolf Storl, who spent years within the wasteland with bears, explores the attention-grabbing courting among bears and people, together with the historical past, mythology, therapeutic lore, and biology of this bold creature. Storl takes the reader from the endure caves of the Neanderthals to the bear-worshipping Siberian tribes of this present day, from the extinct cave undergo to the trendy teddy endure. Bears have been generally visible as one of those "forest human" less than whose shaggy fur a king or a god used to be hidden, he explains. Vividly illustrating the ability of myths and fairy stories to bare greater than clinical treatises concerning the precise nature of beings--especially when it comes to bears--Storl restores this awesome animal to its rightful position on the vanguard of the human mind's eye in addition to one of the dwellers of the forest.

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