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ISBN: 1553658051
Author: Stephen Herrero,Else Poulsen
Language: English
Publisher: Greystone Books; Reprint edition (May 24, 2011)
Pages: 264
Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 438
Size Fb2: 1109 kb
Size ePub: 1184 kb
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the story of some of the most memorable bears she's known, and her own struggle to understand their complex inner lives and mysterious behavior-from their solitary pacing to their unbridled smiles.

the story of some of the most memorable bears she's known, and her own struggle to understand their complex inner lives and mysterious behavior-from their solitary pacing to their unbridled smiles. Poulsen doesn't hesitate to discuss bear emotions and reasoning, delving into that taboo area of anthropomorphism. For Poulsen, the suffering of bears is no laughing matter, even if her new book is called Smiling Bears.

Smiling Bears reminded me of the best of zoo keeping. In this book she gets us to learn more about bears and introduces us to her work

Smiling Bears reminded me of the best of zoo keeping. Else Poulsen writes about bears in captivity and her creative, dogged, and daring efforts to keep them happy. In this book she gets us to learn more about bears and introduces us to her work. In this book we go through many situations where she learned from the bears about the bear way of life, communicated with them and saw them show their emotions. All the bears in this book are very much bears and yet they all have their unique situations and personalities.

June 2018 · Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Few people have known bears as intimately as Else Poulsen has. This remarkable book reveals the many insights about bears and their emotional lives that she has gained through her years of work with them. She has also felt the hateful stare of one bear that she could not befriend, and she.

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Smiling Bears : A Zookeeper Explores the Behavior and Emotional Life of Bears.

A zookeeper’s story of her extraordinary relationship with the bears she has rescued and her insights into their emotional lives. Smiling Bears : A Zookeeper Explores the Behavior and Emotional Life of Bears. by Stephen Herrero and Else Poulsen.

A zookeeper's extraordinary relationship with the bears she has rehabilitated and her insights into their behavior and emotional lives. Stephen Herrero is a Canadian doctor of animal behaviour and ecology, and was a professor at University of Calgary. Few people know bears as intimately as Else Poulsen. She has raised bears, comforted bears, taught bears, learned from bears, had bears communicate their needs to her, and nursed bears. He is the author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance.

Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behavior and Emotional Life of Bears is a 2009 book by Canadian writer Else Poulsen, first published by Greystone Books. In the book, the author chronicles her insights gleaned as a zookeeper responsible for rehabilitating "bears in crisis". Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson called Smiling Bears "An inspiring trip into the minds and reality of bears. Smiling Bears received shortlist recognition for the 2010 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".

A zookeeper’s story of her extraordinary relationship with the bears she has rescued and her insights into their emotional lives.“An inspiring trip into the mind and reality of bears.”—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants WeepFew people know bears as intimately as Else Poulsen. She has raised bears, comforted bears, taught bears, learned from bears, had bears communicate their needs to her, and nursed bears back to health. This remarkable book reveals the many insights about bears and their lives that she has gained through her work with them.In the eighties, Poulsen became a zookeeper in Calgary, where she rehabilitated bears in crisis. She has shared in the joy of a polar bear discovering soil under her paws for the first time in twenty years, felt the pride of a cub learning to crack nuts with her molars, and grieved at the horror of captivity for Asian black bears in China.Smiling Bears provides an enlightening and moving portrait of bears in all their richness and complexity and of Poulsen’s exhilarating work with them.

Comments:

Virtual
This is one zoo keeper's memoir of working with large bears in Canadian and American zoological parks. She writes clearly and memorably about the personalities of her charges, never treating them like humans, appreciating their bear-ness and working hard to make life more bearable for them. Her affection and respect for these large carnivores (well, fine, omnivores but look at those teeth!) and their complexities moved me a great deal. None of them were your average bears, all had unique spirits and intelligence. I found it fascinating and as I say, the relationships between the bears and this keeper very moving.
Cozius
Loved this book and recommend it to everyone.
interactive man
Wonderful book...learn about the way bears think and put yourself in their paws! This book makes sense and we should always be thoughtful of how we treat wild animals...
Innadril
It is easy when talking about animals to find that there are those people who are scared of bears and hence would just as soon they were all gone or behind bars and those who think the animals are incredible and take their love of bears to an such an extreme that they want to pet and cuddle them. This author writes of captive bears in a way that will make you laugh, cry and ultimately understand quite a bit more about this animal. No they are not cuddly pets but they are seriously intelligent and as such deserve our respect, admiration and interest. I thought the author portrayed the bears in a clear, common sense light and it was fascinating to learn things about bears that we might not learn as fast from wild bears, but all the things I learned about wild bears spending four summers as a bear guide in Alaska were reinforced in this book as well. There is new stuff here, and if you are interested in animals this is piece of the puzzle you can't afford to miss.
Bodwyn
As a fellow zookeeper, (and, briefly, of American black bears), I highly recommend Else Poulsen's book. Her observations and understanding of bears are wonderful and informative, and I learned a great deal. I only wish there had been some photos to illustrate some of the 'bear expressions' she describes ~ maybe in the next edition!

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