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Ice Walker

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Nanurjuk, or Nanu, “the bear‐spirited one,” is hunting for seals on Hudson Bay, where ice never lasts more than one season. For her and her young, everything is in flux. For millennia, Nanu’s ancestors have roamed this great expanse, living, evolving, and surviving along side human beings in one of the most challenging and unforgiving habitats on Earth. But the world is changing. In the Arctic, oil has been extracted and spilled. As global temperatures have risen, the sea ice that Nanu and her young need to hunt seal and fish has melted, forcing them to wait on land where the delicate balance between them and their two‐ legged neighbours has now shifted. Ice Walker is an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic.