"Delizioso a ogni pagina, anche grazie alla ricca quantità di incisioni e illustrazioni. Il perfetto libro di Natale."
The New York Times Book Review
"Agile, ma mai banale, non potrà che affascinare chiunque abbia cullato un orsacchiotto da bambino."
Simbolo di spazi selvaggi e inviolati, ma anche dei più teneri giochi infantili, l'orso ha stregato l'uomo sin dalla preistoria. Bernd Brunner ci porta attraverso il tempo e lo spazio per farci scoprire i risvolti inattesi di un rapporto burrascoso, fatto di cacce, inseguimenti, fughe, ma anche di rarissimi e preziosi momenti di condivisione. Uomini e orsi, con le sue ricche illustrazioni, introduce il lettore alla nostalgia per una vita libera e brada, che proprio come gli orsi non si lascia addomesticare o costringere nei limiti angusti della cosiddetta civiltà. Molti sono stati gli uomini preda di una vera e propria "orsessione", come recita uno dei capitoli del libro, di un'attrazione, talvolta fatale, che li ha spinti a sfidare i propri limiti.
Brunner ci racconta le loro e altre storie, in un caleidoscopio di fiabe, miti e credenze che cattura dalla prima all'ultima pagina.
- ISBN: 8833921069
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 226
My first bear encounter occurred a year after we'd moved to central Pennsylvania. Picking lettuce in the garden, I looked up to see a full grown black bear standing about twenty five yards away. Oddly enough, I wasn't terrified. My first thought was to get the dog inside before he tried any heroics. Leggi tutto
Ok, let's list all the non-textual reasons I gave this book five stars. 1) In hardcover, the book was a beautifully sized 8 1/4 by 5 inches, which I haven't really encountered in American books, but is an extremely comfortable size (and portable) size. 2) Maybe it was to pad out the relative brevity o Leggi tutto
Very charming with a lot of fun illustrations. I learned me some things about bears.
This short book, packed with illustrations and photos, is a brief history of bears and their relationships with humans. The book starts with a brief look at the different species of bears alive in the world then looks at different aspects of our relationships with them going back to how stone age hu Leggi tutto
When paleolithic man first encountered the prehistoric ancestor of the modern bear, he saw an animal capable of standing on two legs. Since Northern Europeans did not see the great apes until the 18th or 19th century, bears became our ancestors in myths and folklore. Brunner's book traces all the wa Leggi tutto
It was brief, and it was about bears; what more could I want? It was also informative and very charming in a compact, guidebook kind of way, and told me what I wanted to know. Also: great cover.
Very interesting, in-depth account of human's mostly vile "relationship" with bears. The book isn't a complete comprehensive depiction of our monstrous, dare I say grizzly treatment of bears. But it does a good job of providing a sad picture of the origins of the human/bear encounters that have alwa Leggi tutto
How could anyone not want to read this book with such a quirky title. It did bring up some interesting points about how bears were the most human animal for Europeans for most of their history. On the whole it's maybe not a book that is going to stick with me, but it was a decent read. This was one of Leggi tutto
I've found myself more and more drawn to bears, and my wife laughs whenever I say that outloud, but it's true. That's why when I found this book on Amazon I snatched it up. It's surprisingly difficult to find books about bears by themselves, or at least books that just give you some kind of backgrou Leggi tutto
This book was full of many interesting facts that I really enjoyed. The reason for the lower rating was because I wasn't fond of hearing all the many stories of how humans are horrible to bears. While important to know about, not something I want to casually read in my free time.
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