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Rick Bell presents "Those Amazing Bears!"

01/29/2013 5:30 pm
01/29/2013 7:00 pm

Bring the entire family to Books on Broad for Rick Bell's delightfut presentation on the Amazing Polar Bear!

Rick was born in the Bluegrass of Kenntucky. He is a graduate of Harrison County High School, Centre College of Kenntucky and the University of Kenntucky College Medicine. He completed his general surgery training at UK and remained on the faculty there until he and his wife Paddy moved to South Carolina in 1985. Rick joined the Department of Surgery at the University of South Carolina and served as its Chairman 1997 - 2011. His clinical interest focused on surgical oncology, primarily breast cancer and melanoma. He also served as the Surgical Residency Program Director untile his retirement in October 2012. He is the author of over 100 clinical papers, five books and a dozen book chapters . He served two years of active duty as a Flight Surgeon with the United States Air Forsce during the Viet Nam war and six years a Chief of Aeromedical Services 123rd TAC Hospital, Kentucky Air Naational Guard. He and Paddy moved to Camdeen in 2002.  

Rick's fascination with polar bears began in a biochremistry class while in college. He has maintained that interest throughout his career, studying the unique metaboism of the polar bear. He and his wife Paddy made a trip to Churchill, Manitoba to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Rick loves to share his experiences with interested individuals and has made presentations to a number of large groups at multiple universities regarding what we might learn from studying polar metabolism and applying that knowledge to critical human illness, cancer cachexia, and the frailty and saropenia of aging.

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ISBN-13: 9780306821165
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Da Capo Press, 1/2013


A captivating look at the battle between man and nature from the vantage point of Churchill, Manitoba--the Polar Bear Capital of the World--where natives, conservationists, hunters, scientists, and the most dangerous predators on the planet converge.

About the Author

Zac Unger is a writer as well as a firefighter and paramedic with the Oakland Fire Department. He is the author of Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman and has written for SlateThe EconomistMen's Journal, and other publications.

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