Chapter 1. Present Day Distribution and Abundance Chapter 2. The Origin of the Polar Bear Chapter 3. Polar Bears and Humans Chapter 4. How Do You Study a Polar Bear Chapter 5. What Makes a Polar Bear Tick? Chapter 6. Reproduction Chapter 7. Behaviour Chapter 8. Hunters of the Northern Ice Chapter 9. Life and Death Chapter 10. The Polar Bear Capital of the World Chapter 11. Some Highlights of Conservation, Past and Present Chapter 12. Environmental Concerns Chapter 13. Climate Warming: The Game Changer in Polar Bear Conservation Chapter 14. The Future: Concerns and Hope
As a research scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Dr Ian Stirling has studied the behaviour, population, ecology and predator-prey relationships of Polar Bears for 40 years. He is a member of national and international committees on Polar Bears and marine mammals, and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles and three books. He has won several awards including the Northern Science Award, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.