Dancing Bears

Download or Read eBook Dancing Bears PDF written by Witold Szablowski and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-03-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Dancing Bears

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Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9781101993385

ISBN-13: 1101993383

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*As heard on NPR’s All Things Considered* “Utterly original.” —The New York Times Book Review “Mixing bold journalism with bolder allegories, Mr. Szabłowski teaches us with witty persistence that we must desire freedom rather than simply expect it.” —Timothy Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom An incisive, humorous, and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives, by the acclaimed author of How to Feed a Dictator For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, with the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge. But even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance. In the tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, award-winning Polish journalist Witold Szabłowski uncovers remarkable stories of people throughout Eastern Europe and in Cuba who, like Bulgaria’s dancing bears, are now free but who seem nostalgic for the time when they were not. His on-the-ground reporting—of smuggling a car into Ukraine, hitchhiking through Kosovo as it declares independence, arguing with Stalin-adoring tour guides at the Stalin Museum, sleeping in London’s Victoria Station alongside a homeless woman from Poland, and giving taxi rides to Cubans fearing for the life of Fidel Castro—provides a fascinating portrait of social and economic upheaval and a lesson in the challenges of freedom and the seductions of authoritarian rule. From the Introduction: “Guys with wacky hair who promise a great deal have been springing up in our part of the world like mushrooms after rain. And people go running after them, like bears after their keepers. . . . Fear of a changing world, and longing for someone . . . who will promise that life will be the same as it was in the past, are not confined to Regime-Change Land. In half the West, empty promises are made, wrapped in shiny paper like candy. And for this candy, people are happy to get up on their hind legs and dance.”

Dancing Bears

Download or Read eBook Dancing Bears PDF written by Witold Szabłowski and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Text Publishing

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9781925626407

ISBN-13: 1925626407

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'One of the truest and most beautiful things I've read.’ Tim Flannery I used to bottle-feed my father’s two bears. When my son was born, they were kept together. There were plenty of times when I got it wrong—the baby drank from the bear’s bottle, and the bear from his. So when they fired me from the collective farm, I knew one thing: if I wanted to go on living, I had to find a bear. A brilliant, funny and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries who are nostalgic for how they used to live. For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, after the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge. But, even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance. In the tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, award-winning Polish journalist Witold Szablowski tells remarkable stories of people throughout Eastern Europe and in Cuba who, like Bulgaria’s dancing bears, are now free but long for when they were not. He describes hitchhiking through Kosovo as it declares independence, arguing with the guides at the Stalin Museum, and sleeping in London’s Victoria Station alongside a homeless Polish woman. Dancing Bears is a fascinating portrait of social and economic upheaval, and a lesson in the challenges of freedom and the seductions of authoritarian rule. Witold Szablowski is an award-winning Polish journalist. His 2013 book about Turkey, The Assassin from Apricot City, won the Beata Pawlak Award and an English PEN award, and was nominated for the Nike Award, Poland’s most prestigious book prize. Antonia Lloyd-Jones is a leading translator from Polish, and has twice won the Found in Translation Award. She is a mentor for the UK’s Emerging Translators’ Mentorship Programme, and a former co-chair of the Translators Association. ‘Heartrending...A sharply drawn account of people in “newly free societies” who long for life to be the same as it was in the unfree past...Connected by the allegory of performing bears, Szabłowski’s melancholy personality studies underscore freedom’s challenges and the seductions of authoritarian rule.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Elegantly pulling together the varied threads, Szabłowski combines personal histories, letting his interviewee do the talking, with a unique storytelling device. As a result, Dancing Bears is both a compelling social history and a stunning example of literary journalism.’ AU Review ‘Polish journalist Witold Szabłowski uncovers life after communism with a curious, humorous and, at times, tender account of regular folk struggling to come to terms with the new world.’ Adelaide Review ‘Witold Szabłowski is a born storyteller. His reports from the post-Communist world read like fairy-tales with the stench of reality. Absurd, darkly funny, compassionate, his book is a literary jewel.’Ian Buruma ‘Mixing bold journalism with bolder allegories, Mr Szablowski teaches us with witty persistence that we must desire freedom rather than simply expect it.’Timothy Snyder ‘Utterly original...Provokes a far-reaching and unresolved conversation about what freedom might really mean.’ New York Times Book Review ‘Fascinating.’ Otago Daily Times ‘A compelling and nuanced portrait of the push between the freedoms of modernity and nostalgia for the old communist system...[Szablowski ] displays the qualities of a top-notch reporter: an eye for telling detail and – inherent sympathy for his subject.’ Australian ‘Riveting.’ Overland

Dancing Bears

Download or Read eBook Dancing Bears PDF written by William Jackson and published by Austin Macauley Publishers. This book was released on 2023-07-21 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

Total Pages: 131

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ISBN-10: 9781685628673

ISBN-13: 1685628672

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America is at a crossroads, and it may take a street-smart misfit to sort it all out. In this hilarious political satire, vignettes burlesquing the absurd and grotesque contortions of male chauvinism alternate with postmodern Lady Godivas parading alluringly and dreaming of retirement. Exponents of sexism and exploitation confront each other and slap each other’s resting bitch-faces. Exotic dancers in a strip club speak their minds. Tales of a wayward wienermobile, perils of aging and youthful blunders, spilling the beans, leaving gossipy stink scattered like broken winds. Tragicomic pratfalls of American ideals in an age of authoritarianism and rampant materialism take center stage, and a man who dreams of wearing a grizzly bear costume to go berserk in gives us the bird. The vixen narrator, lil Vireo, can tell no lies. She sees all and wears no disguise. A romp through life’s Strip-Club of pretenders and deniers fooling themselves while slapped in the rump. Politician dudes using parade costumes as messages, and strippers taking off symbolic garb redolent with our times—revealing our naked carnival of phantasmagorical human desires and fears.

Dancing Bears

Download or Read eBook Dancing Bears PDF written by Fred Saberhagen and published by JSS Literary Productions, LLC. This book was released on 2021-10-04 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: JSS Literary Productions, LLC

Total Pages: 452

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ISBN-10: 9781937422264

ISBN-13: 1937422267

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 The 20th century is new and Russia is on the cusp of revolutionary change. In London, Gregori Lohmatski, an ardent big game hunter and son of a Russian estate owner, is suddenly and urgently summoned home. On the estate two men have been killed by a man-eating bear. Gregori invites John Sherwood, his American hunting companion, to join him in pursuit of the man eating bear. Sherwood is unaware that the Lohmatski men have been rumored to have the ability to change into bears. Events in Russia become more than a bear hunt, as Sherwood and Gregori’s revolutionary minded sister flee across Russia pursued by the police and the attacking were-bear.

Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future

Download or Read eBook Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future PDF written by Gloria Dickie and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2023-07-11 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Total Pages: 153

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ISBN-10: 9781324005094

ISBN-13: 1324005092

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A global exploration of the eight remaining species of bears—and the dangers they face. Bears have always held a central place in our collective memory, from Indigenous folklore and Greek mythology to nineteenth-century fairytales and the modern toy shop. But as humans and bears come into ever-closer contact, our relationship nears a tipping point. Today, most of the eight remaining bear species are threatened with extinction. Some, such as the panda bear and the polar bear, are icons of the natural world; others, such as the spectacled bear and the sloth bear, are far less known. In Eight Bears, journalist Gloria Dickie embarks on a globe-trotting journey to explore each bear’s story, whisking readers from the cloud forests of the Andes to the ice floes of the Arctic; from the jungles of India to the backwoods of the Rocky Mountain West. She meets with key figures on the frontlines of modern conservation efforts—the head of a rescue center for sun and moon bears freed from bile farms, a biologist known as Papa Panda, who has led China’s panda-breeding efforts for almost four decades, a conservationist retraining a military radar system to detect and track polar bears near towns—to reveal the unparalleled challenges bears face as they contend with a rapidly changing climate and encroaching human populations. Weaving together ecology, history, mythology, and a captivating account of her travels and observations, Dickie offers a closer look at our volatile relationship with these magnificent mammals. Engrossing and deeply reported, Eight Bears delivers a clear warning for what we risk losing if we don’t learn to live alongside the animals that have shaped our cultures, geographies, and stories.

Bears

Download or Read eBook Bears PDF written by Christopher Servheen and published by IUCN. This book was released on 1999 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: IUCN

Total Pages: 328

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ISBN-10: 2831704626

ISBN-13: 9782831704623

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Of the status of bear species by distribution / Christopher Servheen -- An overview of bear conservation planning and implementation / Bernard Peyton, Christopher Servheen, and Stephen Herrero -- Genetics of the bears of the world / Lisette Waits, David Paetkau, and Curtis Strobeck -- The trade in bears and bear parts / Christopher Servheen -- Brown bear conservation action plan for North America (Ursus arctos). Alaska / Sterling D. Miller and John Schoen. Canada / Bruce McLellan and Vivian Banci. United States: grizzly bear in the Lower 48 / Christopher Servheen -- Brown bear conservation action plan for Europe (Ursus arctos). Austria / Georg Rauer. Bulgaria / Nikolai Spassov and G. Spiridonov. Finland / Erik S. Nyholm and Kai-Eerik Nyholm. France / Jean Jacques Camarra. Greece / George Mertzanis. Italy (Abruzzo) / Giorgio Boscagli. Italy (Trentino) / Fabio Osti. Norway / Ole Jakob Sørensen, Jon E. Swenson, and Tor Kvam. Poland / Witold Frackowiak, Roman Gula, and Kajetan Perzanowski. Romania / Ovidiu Ionescu. Slovakia / Pavel Hell and Slavomir Find'o. Spain: eastern and western Cantabria. Eastern Cantabrian subpopulation / Anthony P. Clevenger and Francisco J. Purroy. Western Cantabrian subpopulation / Javier Naves Cienfuegos and Carlos Nores Quesada. Sweden / Jon E. Swenson, Finn Sandegren, Anders Bjärvall, Robert Franzén, Arne Söderberg, and Petter Wabakken. Former Yugoslavia / Djuro Huber and Miha Adamic -- Brown bear conservation action plan for Asia (Ursus arctos). China: Heilonjiang black and brown bears / Cheng Jizhen. India / S. Sathyakumar. Japan: Hokkaido / Tsutomu Mano and Joseph Moll. Mongolia: Gobi bear / Thomas McCarthy. Russia / Igor Chestin -- American black bear conservation action plan (Ursus americanus) / Michael R. Pelton, Alex B. Coley, Thomas H. Eason, Diana L. Doan Martinez, Joel A. Pederson, Frank T. van Manem and Keith M. Weaver -- Spectacled bear conservation action plan (Tremarctos ornatus) / Bernard Peyton. Bolivia / Damián I. Rumiz and Jorge Salazar. Colombia / Jorge Orejuela and Jeffrey P. Jorgenson. Ecuador / Luis Suárez. Perú / Bernard Peyton, coordinator. Venezuela / Edgard Yerena, coordinator -- Asiatic black bear conservation action plan (Ursus thibetanus). China / Ma Yiqing and Li Xiaomin. India / S. Sathyakumar. Japan / Toshihiro Hazumi. Russia / Igor Chestin and Victor Yudin. Taiwan: Formosan black bear / Ying Wang. Vietnam: black bear and sun bear / Do Dinh Sam -- Sun bear conservation action plan (Helarctos malayanus) / Christopher Servheen. Lao PDR / Richard E. Salter -- Sloth bear conservation action plan (Melursus ursinus) / David L. Garshelis, Anup R. Joshi, James L.D. Smith, and Clifford G. Rice -- Giant panda conservation action plan (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) / Donald G. Read and Jien Gong -- Global status and management of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) / IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group.

Bears of the World

Download or Read eBook Bears of the World PDF written by Vincenzo Penteriani and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-26 with total page 1063 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Bears of the World

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Total Pages: 1063

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ISBN-10: 9781108578752

ISBN-13: 1108578756

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Bears have fascinated people since ancient times. The relationship between bears and humans dates back thousands of years, during which time we have also competed with bears for shelter and food. In modern times, bears have come under pressure through encroachment on their habitats, climate change, and illegal trade in their body parts, including the Asian bear bile market. The IUCN lists six bears as vulnerable or endangered, and even the least concern species, such as the brown bear, are at risk of extirpation in certain countries. The poaching and international trade of these most threatened populations are prohibited, but still ongoing. Covering all bears species worldwide, this beautifully illustrated volume brings together the contributions of 200 international bear experts on the ecology, conservation status, and management of the Ursidae family. It reveals the fascinating long history of interactions between humans and bears and the threats affecting these charismatic species.

THE PENNY MAGAZINE

Download or Read eBook THE PENNY MAGAZINE PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1845 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
THE PENNY MAGAZINE

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Total Pages: 524

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ISBN-10: OXFORD:555034179

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Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

Download or Read eBook Another Celebrated Dancing Bear PDF written by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk and published by Atheneum. This book was released on 1991 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

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Publisher: Atheneum

Total Pages: 40

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ISBN-10: UOM:39015024927470

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Boris receives dancing lessons from his friend Max, a dancing bear with the Moscow Circus.

The Tiny Red Bathing Suit Of Mr. July

Download or Read eBook The Tiny Red Bathing Suit Of Mr. July PDF written by Jean Clayton and published by Wood Lake Publishing Inc.. This book was released on with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Tiny Red Bathing Suit Of Mr. July

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Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

Total Pages: 128

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ISBN-10: 9781770643062

ISBN-13: 1770643060

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Book Synopsis The Tiny Red Bathing Suit Of Mr. July by : Jean Clayton

Most residents of continuing care facilities are dealing with losses and many changes. This book, written by hospital chaplain Jean Clayton, deals with key issues for the chronically ill, aging, and disabled including sexuality, grief, and mental illness. It includes: sample worship services, prayers, hymns, and suggested biblical readings communication tips - from self-care and empathy, to listening skills and healing touch non-technical descriptions of chronic illnesses and diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's