Advanced Search

Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

HGD - Photography

  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Oct 27, 2020 On Sale Date: Nov 10, 2020 Carton Quantity: 10 $45.00 CAD
  • Catalogues

What Bears Teach Us
By (author): Sarah Elmeligi Photographs by: John E. Marriott
Sarah Elmeligi ,

Photographs by :

John E. Marriott


RMB | Rocky Mountain Books



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


General Trade
Nov 10, 2020
$45.00 CAD


8.5in x 11 x 0.5 in | 600 gr

Page Count:

224 pages
RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
NATURE / Animals / Bears
Zoology: mammals (mammalogy)|Conservation of wildlife and habitats|Wildlife: general interest
North America

A lavishly illustrated book that explores the complex behavioural characteristics of North America’s largest land carnivores by examining the bear–human relationship from the bear’s perspective.

From the first moment Sarah Elmeligi came eye to eye with a grizzly bear, her life changed. In a moment that lasted mere seconds, she began to question everything she thought she knew about bears. How could this docile creature be the same one with a fearsome reputation for vicious attacks? Through years of research, Elmeligi grew to appreciate that bears are so much more than data points, stunning photos, and sensational online stories. Elmeligi expertly weaves the science of bear behaviour with her passionate account of personal encounters. Dive into the life of a bear biologist as Sarah’s colleagues recount their own “stories from the field” – intimate moments with bears where they were connected to an animal with personality, decision-making capabilities, and a host of engaging behaviours.

Join Elmeligi and Marriott on a journey that examines and shares the behaviour of black, grizzly, and polar bears in North America in a way you’ve never seen before. What Bears Teach Us will surprise you, inspire you, foster your curiosity, and teach you something new about bears and maybe even yourself.

Sarah Elmeligi has been working with bears for nearly 20 years. After completing her Masters research examining the impacts of bear-viewing tourism on bear behaviour in the K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary on the northern tip of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, she completed her PhD studying grizzly bear habitat use of hiking trails in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks. Sarah is truly an interdisciplinary researcher and values incorporating the human dimension in her understanding of the bear–human relationship. Her research has been published in books, magazines, and scientific journals and presented at conferences around the world. Away from research, Sarah has worked tirelessly to increase protection of bear habitats and move communities towards successfully coexisting with bears. She has represented bears and their conservation as a scientist, environmentalist, and government land use planner. She currently lives in Canmore, Alberta, with her husband and daughters. For more information about Sarah’s work, please visit www.saraheconsulting.com

John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with a career spanning two decades and images published worldwide in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and Reader’s Digest. He is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and a co-founder of the EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy. His books with RMB include The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family (with Günther Bloch), What Bears Teach Us (with Sarah Elmeligi), and The Kootenay Wolves: Five Years Following a Wild Wolf Pack. John has also produced four coffee-table books, including: Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park, Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies: A Glimpse at Life on the Wild Side, The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper & Beyond, and Tall Tales, Long Lenses: My Adventures in Photography. John prides himself on being a conservation photographer known for capturing wilderness scenes and wild, free-roaming animals in their natural habitats. He currently lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his wife, Jennifer, and his son, Porter.

National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
Blogger outreach, online ads, and social media campaigns
Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author’s speaking engagements
Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets, and festivals
Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
Electronic and print blads
Excerpts available

Adventure Journal
Alberta Views
Canadian Geographic
CBC Calgary – The Homestretch
CBC Calgary – Daybreak Alberta
CTV Morning Live Calgary
Global Morning News Calgary
Crowfoot Media
Mountain Life
Rocky Mountain Outlook
51 Degrees North
Yukon North of Ordinary
Calgary Herald
Canadian Geographic
CJSW Writer’s Block
Kootenay Mountain Culture
Coast Mountain Culture
Crag and Canyon
Crowfoot Media
Outside Magazine
Globe and Mail
The Tyee
Above + Beyond
Outdoor Photography UK
Pique Newsmagazine

G.A. Bradshaw, author of Talking with Bears
Jeff Gailus, author of The Grizzly Manifesto
Gunther Bloch, co-author of The Pipestone Wolves
Kevin Van Tighem, author of Bears Without Fear
Bryce Andrews, author of Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear
Sid Marty, author of The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek
Darcia Narvaez, author of Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom
William J. Ripple, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Oregon State University
Reed F. Noss, Davis–Shine Endowed Professor at the University of Florida
Jeffrey Masson, author of The Secret World of Farm Animals
Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of Tamed and Untamed
John P. Gluck Jr., author of Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals
David Abram, author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
Ian McAllister, author of Great Bear Wild
Derrick Jensen, author of The Myth of Human Supremacy
Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Lethbridge
Mike Beedell, conservation photographer, wilderness guide, and outdoor educator
Charles Siebert, author of The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals
Doug Neasloss, chief councillor and stewardship director of the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Nation
Marven Robinson, nature guide from the Gitga’at First Nation
Lucy Cooke, author of The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales
Benjamin Kilham, author of In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me
Lynn Schooler, author of The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild
Scott McMillion, author of Mark of the Grizzly: Stories of Recent Bear Attacks and the Hard Lessons Learned
Doug Peacock, author of Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness
Else Poulsen, author of Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears

For more information contact
[email protected]
of 48

Also Available

Talking with Bears G.A. Bradshaw 9781771603614 $32.00 CAD Apr 14, 2020
The Pipestone Wolves Mike Gibeau 9781771601603 $40.00 CAD Jul 08, 2016
Bears Without Fear Kevin Van Tighem 9781927330319 $25.00 CAD May 13, 2013

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.