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Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species

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A book by Sy Montgomery

Though this eye-opening book starts out as a chronicle of a scientist's search for the elusive golden moon bears of Southeast Asia, it quickly turns into a spiritual, cultural and ecological study of two Third World nations ravaged by war and greed. … see full wiki

Author: Sy Montgomery
Genre: Science & Nature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: August 25, 2009
1 review about Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science...

A great book on bears and zoology in Southeast Asia

  • Jan 21, 2006
I would say half of this book is on bears, half on journeys throughout Southeast Asia. This suited me find since I love both topics. Montgomery deals with both well, and explains both the wildlife trade and scientific concepts in clear language. I also like how she does not reveal the conclusion of the search until the end, allowing for a suspensful read. I have to admit, I have read many books about environmental issues in Southeast Asia, but was surprised by a lot in this book (including the extent of keeping bears in hotels in Phnom Penh). A great story of discovery in Southeast Asia.

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