Why do bears climb trees?
How big is a black bear?
How can I tell if there are bears around?
What do bears eat?
What do claw marks on a tree mean?
How far away can a bear smell food?
Why is there a bear nosing around my birdfeeder?
Are black bears dangerous?
Living in a world of tweets, texts and mobile devices has made us impatient. "Never mind all this background stuff, just tell me how to keep bears out of my garbage."
But if you take the time to understand what makes bears tick, your human light bulb will go off, and you'll have a much easier time of appreciating bears – and preventing them from creating problems for you.
That's why several chapters in Living with Bears Handbook are devoted to bear basics, like where bears live, what they eat and why the very same traits that make them successful omnivores can get them into trouble with their human neighbors.
For example, Chapter 3 includes:
A Bear's Life | Home on the Range | Why Do Bears Roam
Sizing Up Bears | What Color is a Black Bear?
Carnivore or Omnivore? | Built for Strength and Endurance
The Courtship of Bears | A Little Bit Pregnant
The Annual Feeding Frenzy | A Long Winter's Nap
Do Bears Really Hibernate? | Spring Wake-Up Call
A Nose for Food | All Ears | Do Bears Need Glasses?
Smarter Than the Smartest Dog | Can Bears Reason?
Good Memories | Curious and Resourceful | Shy and Evasive
Remarkable Tolerant | All-Around Animal Athletes