Engelhard works as an outdoors instructor and river guide on the
Colorado Plateau. He is the author of an essay collection, Where the
Rain Children Sleep, and has contributed to a number of magazines. His
most recent project is a book of stories about the western horse.
Ice Bear traces and illuminates this intertwined history. From Inuit shamans to Jean Harlow lounging on a bearskin rug, from the cubs trained to pull sleds toward the North Pole to cuddly superstar Knut, it all comes to life in these pages. With meticulous research and more than 160 illustrations, the author brings into focus this powerful and elusive animal. Doing so, he delves into the stories we tell about Nature�and about ourselves�hoping for a future in which such tales still matter.