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  World Almanac for Kids
Bears include the largest members of the order Carnivora and are closely related to pandas, raccoons, and dogs.
The bear has a long snout and mobile lips, which are used to suck up termites.
Communication among bears depends on a signaling system effective for such widely dispersed animals, because a bear may need to move as much as 150 km (90 mi) to exploit the changing seasonal foods in its home range.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/bear.html   (1182 words)

  List of fictional bears - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bears are very common fictionalized and personified animals, and can be found in almost every single kind of fiction.
Paw Paws, a tribe of small Indian bears who protected the forest along with a totem conformed by three animals, one of which was also a bear.
Bear, one of the stuffed animals from the Canadian children's show Polka Dot Door.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_fictional_bears   (1102 words)

 List of neologisms on The Simpsons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This list, however, is distinguished from other Simpsons-related lists by focusing on invented words and phrases rather than the names of specific characters or locations that are well documented elsewhere.
Chocobots bear a strong similarity to Gobots or Transformers, both of which were robot toylines that featured an animated series tie-in that functioned as a thinly disguised program-length advertisement for the toys.
Historically, the Old Testament of the Bible mentions a people called the Jebusites, residing in Jebus, which was renamed Jerusalem after being conquered by the Israelites.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Made-up_words_in_The_Simpsons   (8894 words)

 The American Bear Association Home Page (Web Pages2/index)
South American farmers kill spectacled bears to protect their livestock, and because they can sell the bear's meat for profit, as well as other parts which are believed to have medicinal powers.
The heaviest brown bears are the coastal dwellers that feast on salmon along the west coast of Alaska and British Columbia.
Although nearly 150,000 brown bears still exist in the wild, their numbers are spread thinly in many areas and they have been completely extirpated from vast portions of their former range.
www.americanbear.org /otherbears.htm   (1581 words)

 List of fictional bears: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Bear, Ojo, and Ursa from Bear in the Big Blue House (Bear in the Big Blue House: bear in the big blue house is a television program for young children produced for the disney...
Sugar Bear, mascot (mascot: A person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure) for General Foods Corporation (General Foods Corporation: general foods corporation was a company established under that name by marjorie merriweather...
Bear (Bear: Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws), the mascot of the Windows 3.1 (Windows 3.1: the windows 3.x family of microsoft windows operating systems were released from 1990...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/list_of_fictional_bears   (2206 words)

 Defenders Magazine - Defenders of Wildlife
The Louisiana fl bear is a subspecies of the American fl bear, distinguished from its northern cousins primarily by its longer, narrower skull.
A cartoonist drew a caricature of the incident in a newspaper, with 'Teddy's Bear' represented as a fuzzy stuffed creature, and teddy bears were born.
Overall, the news for Louisiana fl bears is positive: More than 1 million acres of bear habitat have been permanently reforested in their native range, the Louisiana public now strongly supports bear recovery, and although there are no official population estimates, anecdotal evidence suggests bear numbers have increased substantially since the listing.
www.defenders.org /defendersmag/issues/summer06/bears.html   (1832 words)

 ADW: Ursidae: Information
Bears are a small group of mostly large mammals, with 8 species in 5 genera (Ursus, Tremarctos, Melursus, Helarctos, and Ailuropoda).
Bears are found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia, but are primarily found throughout the northern hemisphere, historically occurring as far south as the Atlas Mountains of northwestern Africa, the Andes of South America, and the Sunda shelf region.
Bears tend to move relatively slowly, with a shuffling, plantigrade gait, but are capable of running quickly when necessary, standing and walking on the rear two feet, and climbing.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Ursidae.html   (2972 words)

 Keep Me Wild - Black Bears
Bears and other animals are attracted to anything edible or smelly.
If you encounter a bear, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to appear as large as possible.
When wild animals are allowed to feed on human food and garbage, they lose their natural ways – often resulting in death for the animal.
www.dfg.ca.gov /keepmewild/bear.html   (263 words)

 AHA: Publications: Statement on Standards of Professsional Conduct
The American Historical Association is on record as encouraging educational and public history activities to counter harassment and discrimination on campuses and in the public realm.
As historians, they must be sensitive to the complexities of history, the diversity of historical interpretations, and the limits as well as the strengths of their own points of view and experiences and of the discipline itself.
Historians should not list among the completed achievements on their resumes degrees or honors they have never earned, jobs they have never held, articles or books they have never written or published, or any comparable misrepresentations of their creative or professional work.
www.historians.org /pubs/free/professionalstandards.cfm   (5394 words)

 Cubs - Bear Rank - 2003
Make a list of things you can do this week to practice your religion as you are taught in your home, church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious community.
Tell in your own words what folklore is. List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends from your own state or part of the country.
List all the ways water is used in your home.
www.usscouts.org /advance/cubscout/bear.html   (2456 words)

 AHA Information: James Henry Breasted Presidential Address (1928)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
The work of the American headquarters thus eventuates in a task which is essentially historical, and the whole organization, whether in its field operations or its research projects at home, should be regarded as an agency aiming to serve the cause of history.
Early in the work a massive fragment of a huge stone stela was discovered, bearing the name of the Pharaoh Shishak whom we know from the Book of Kings as the conqueror of Palestine in the tenth century B.C., and whom his own records in Egypt proclaim as having captured Armageddon.
www.historians.org /info/AHA_History/jhbreasted.htm   (7114 words)

 LiveScience.com - Polar Bears May Be Turning to Cannibalism
Environmentalists contend shrinking polar ice due to global warming may lead to the disappearance of polar bears before the end of the century.
Researchers in spring 2004 found more bears in the eastern portion of the Alaska Beaufort Sea to be in poorer condition than bears in areas to the west and north.
A male bear had pounced on a den, killed a female and dragged it 245 feet away, where it ate part of the carcass.
www.livescience.com /animalworld/060612_polar_bears.html   (632 words)

 Rediscovering the Historical Jesus: Presuppositions and Pretensions of the Jesus Seminar
The degree to which the gospels have allegedly distorted the historical Jesus is evident in the edition of the gospels published by the Jesus Seminar.
Historical judgments are thus being made, not on the basis of the evidence, but on the basis of political correctness.
It is widely agreed that the historical Jesus stood and spoke in the place of God Himself, proclaimed the advent of the Kingdom of God, and carried out a ministry of miracle–working and exorcisms as signs of that Kingdom.
www.leaderu.com /offices/billcraig/docs/rediscover1.html   (4895 words)

Using a ruler and masking tape to measure the height of the bear on the floor.
Students will be able to stand next to the bear and be able to compare their height to the bear’s height.
After all 4 bear have been completed, the students will be able to compare the bears using a chart.
www.ouboces.org /MSTgrant2/CONTENT/bears.html   (2538 words)

 CNN.com - Transcript of Rice's 9/11 commission statement - Apr 8, 2004
Historically, democratic societies have been slow to react to gathering threats, tending instead to wait to confront threats until they are too dangerous to ignore or until it is too late.
This was a historic memo -- historical memo prepared by the agency because the president was asking questions about what we knew about the inside.
I would say that if you look at the list of taskings that they came up with, it reflected the fact that the threat information was from abroad.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/08/rice.transcript   (17033 words)

 V.80 No.7 Page 488/March 1999: Wineburg
Furthermore, I claim that the essence of achieving mature historical thought rests precisely on our ability to navigate the jagged landscape of history, to traverse the terrain that lies between the poles of familiarity with and distance from the past.
Historical thinking requires us to reconcile two contradictory positions: first, that our established modes of thinking are an inheritance that cannot be sloughed off; second, that if we make no attempt to slough them off, we are doomed to a mind-numbing presentism that reads the present onto the past.
Mature historical knowing teaches us to do the opposite: to go beyond our own image, to go beyond our brief life, and to go beyond the fleeting moment in human history into which we've been born.
www.pdkintl.org /kappan/kwin9903.htm   (9359 words)

 All Shop's Collectibles : Bears : Collect at Curioshop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The actress Lya Mara was born in Riga in Poland.
Charming, early photo of a baby girl, holding a ball, a teddy bear sitting nect to her.
Charming, early photo of a little girl, embracing her teddy bear, standing on a chair.
www.rubylane.com /shops/curioshop/ilist/,cs=Collectibles:Bears,id=1.4.html   (745 words)

 Fire Insurance Maps
While there was no attempt to make this list of holdings a true union list of all Iowa fire insurance map holdings, the compilers believe this to be a complete list of all existing state fire maps.
Almost every map listed in this list of holdings was prepared by one of three commercial agencies: the Sanborn Company (denoted by S), the Bennett Company (B), and the Iowa Insurance Bureau (1).
Each town listing includes the county it is located in (or counties, in the case of towns which cross county lines).
www.iowahistory.org /archives/research_collections/special_collections/fire_maps.html   (868 words)

 Teddy Bear History
While it is true that both Germany and the United States claim to have invented the teddy bear, it seems to be a mere coincidence that the toy evolved almost simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in 1902-3.
In 1905, Steiff registered the button-in-the-ear trademark, and in 1907 they called their bears "teddy," instead of the previously popular name for jointed plush bears which was "Bruins" (the traditional English name for a bear).
Queri suggested that the "bear doll" was an instant success with American buyers when it was shown at the Leipzig Trade Fair because of the story of Roosevelt and the bear, and that it became a national symbol as a result.
www.800bears.com /teddybearhistory.html   (2367 words)

 Studying Grizzly Bears in the Wild
The study area for this project is situated at Kambalnoe Lake at the southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.
This is one of the last great wilderness areas left in the world and provides an ideal environment for this study because the bears in that area have little or no contact with human beings other than those who are studying them.
We have proven it is possible to peacefully co-exist with grizzly bears as close neighbors.
www.cloudline.org /historical.html   (485 words)

 Bear Rank Requirements
Any boy may earn Bear achievements and electives if he is in the third grade, or is nine years old.
The Progress Towards Ranks badge is available as an incentive during the Bear program to encourage a Cub on his achievement work.
After earning his Bear badge, a boy can begin working on his Bear electives to earn his gold and silver Arrow Points.
www.geocities.com /~pack215/bear.html   (2445 words)

 Endangered Species Program, All About the Peregrine Falcon
The nestlings of ground-nesting Arctic peregrine falcons may be preyed upon by grizzly bears and foxes.
The historical status of the American peregrine falcon is not known, but it was probably never common, even when compared to other birds of prey.
The decline of the American peregrine falcon population began in the 1940s, was most pronounced during the 1950s and continued through the 1960s into the early 1970s throughout most of its range.
www.fws.gov /endangered/recovery/peregrine/QandA.html   (1362 words)

 Secular Historians Outside The Bible That Record Jesus Christ And Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Indeed, taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.
.  On the contrary, there are numerous references to him as an historical figure who died at the hand of Pontius Pilate.  Some even noted that he was reported to have risen from the dead, and was worshiped as a God by all who followed him.
Mara Bar-Serapion was a Syrian who lived in the first century A.D.  He wrote a letter to his son Serapion that mentions the Jews who killed their King.  The letter is now in the possession of the British Museum.
www.myfortress.org /historians.html   (1363 words)

 Theology Today - Vol 50, No.3 - October 1993 - ARTICLE - Jesus in Historical Context
Most scholars, however, maintain that Herod also built a theatre, an amphitheatre, and a hippodrome in or near Jerusalem, that he held quadrennial games at Jerusalem, and that once every four years Jerusalem was filled with gentile athletes, actors, gladiators, and spectators, celebrating the glory of Rome, its emperor, and its gods.
Of the scholars just listed, Schalit drew the widest conclusions from the supposed establishment of games at Jerusalem, but even he did not mention the problem of idolatry.
Lists in Josephus both praise and blame Herod for his gentile buildings, but gymnasia in his own territory are never mentioned.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /oct1993/v50-3-article8.htm   (9500 words)

 Studying Grizzly Bears in the Wild
This is one of the last great wilderness areas left in the world and provides an ideal environment for this study because the bears in that area have little or no contact with human beings other than those who are studying them.
They have returned each summer since then to continue their relationships with these cubs who have become the central participants to their study of human coexistence with bears.
We have proven it is possible to peacefully co-exist with grizzly bears as close neighbors.
cloudline.org /historical.html   (485 words)

 Sun Bear Fact Sheet - National Zoo| FONZ
Physical Description: In parts of its range, the sun bear is called the dog bear, probably due to the combination of its small size, short fur, long tongue, and short-haired gray or orange muzzle.
The sun bear's tongue is long, likely an adaptation used to gather honey and insects from within tree cavities.
The most docile of the bears, sun bears are often captured when young and kept as pets, to their detriment.
nationalzoo.si.edu /publications/zoogoer/1999/2/fact-sunbear.cfm   (584 words)

 Interior Dept. proposal to list polar bear as threatened due to loss of sea ice (posting from Climate Science Watch)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on December 27 that it is proposing formally to list the polar bear as “threatened” with extinction, because rising Arctic temperature is causing the loss of sea ice, on which polar bears depend for hunting.
Once listed, federal agencies will be obligated to ensure that any action they authorize, fund, or carry out will not jeopardize the Polar Bear’s continued existence or adversely modify its critical habitat, and the USFandWS will be required to prepare a recovery plan for the Polar Bear, specifying measures necessary for its protection.
That, along with the proposal on polar bears, he said, “plays into a reality that, in my opinion, they’re going to be rethinking their position” on global warming.
www.climatesciencewatch.org /index.php/csw/details/polar-bear-listing   (1745 words)

 "Blind" Boone History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Boone County Historical Society acquired Maplewood, the former home of a prominent Columbia family for a museum and park and established the Blind Boone Room there.
In 1997, in response to the news that the then owner of the Boone home intended to place the home on the market, the John William Boone Heritage Folundation was formed with the goal of assisting the City of Columbia to acquire and preserve the home.
The documentation was appended to an application to the Secretary of the Federal Department of the Interior, with the request that the Boone Home be reclassified as, "nationally significant" on the National Register of Historic Places.
blindboone.missouri.org /history.html   (2041 words)

Our dream is that schools will use this list to help them make their own for summer reading, or even better, suggest that students just read what they want from this list.
So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, she readily agrees.
The bear takes Rose to a distant castle, where each night she is confronted with a mystery.
www.teenreads.com /features/2006-reading-list.asp   (5339 words)

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