The Great Bear Rainforest

Canada's Forgotten Coast

Author: Ian McAllister,Karen McAllister,Cameron Young

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books

ISBN: 9781578050116

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 5001

Explores the area between Vancouver Island and the Alaska border

Great Bear Wild

Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771640456

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 2688

Ian McAllister, conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region's unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems. This stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative is the product of twentyfive years of McAllister's research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.

The Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553652428

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7841

An intimate portrait that documents for the first time ever a distinct population of wolves through firsthand observations, captivating photos, and rare video footage on DVD. For seventeen years, Ian McAllister has lived on the rugged north coast of British Columbia, one of the last places on the planet where wolves live relatively undisturbed by humans. This book describes his experiences over that period following two packs of wolves, one in the extreme outer coastal islands and another farther inland in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The behavior of these animals—which depend on the vast old-growth forest and its gifts—is documented in words and pictures as they fish for salmon in the fall, target seals hauled out on rocks in winter, and give birth to their young in the base of thousand-year-old cedar trees in spring. Most interestingly, scientific studies reveal a genetically distinct population of wolves—one that is increasingly threatened by human incursions. Also available in paperback.

The Sea Wolves

Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459805895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7407

The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of "the Big Bad Wolf," especially as it is applied to coastal wolves, a unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically distinct from their inland cousins and from wolves in any other part of the world, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish like the bears with whom they share the rainforest. Smaller than the gray wolves that live on the other side of the Coast Mountains, these wolves are highly social and fiercely intelligent creatures. Living in the isolated wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest, coastal wolves have also enjoyed a unique relationship with man. The First Nations people, who have shared their territory for thousands of years, do not see them as a nuisance species but instead have long offered the wolf a place of respect and admiration within their culture.Illustrated with almost one hundred of Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Sea Wolves presents a strong case for the importance of preserving the Great Bear Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the other unique creatures that live there.

Tracking the Great Bear

How Environmentalists Recreated British Columbia's Coastal Rainforest

Author: Justin Page

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774826738

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 2361

Bear

Spirit of the Wild

Author: Paul Nicklen

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211767

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 7487

Photography and personal accounts by environmentalists offer insight into the endangered realm of North America's bears, sharing coverage of a variety of species to challenge popular myths and explore their threatened ecosystems.

The Great Bear Sea

Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459800206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7278

Explore the relationship between the Great Bear Sea and the rainforest it nourishes.

Wolf Island

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459812662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7656

The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast. The island provides him with everything he needs—deer, salmon, fresh water—everything, that is, but a mate. When a female wolf arrives on the island's rocky shores, she and he start a family and introduce their pups to the island's bounty.

The Salmon Bears

Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459805887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5800

Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforest, a vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

Spirit Bear

Encounters with the White Bear of the Western Rainforest

Author: Charles Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781487002091

Category: Black bear

Page: 152

View: 7449

A classic work of Canadian nature and wildlife -- updated and reissued with a new design and Afterword by the author.

Nowhere Else on Earth

Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Caitlyn Vernon

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554693047

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 587

You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.

The Salmon Bears

Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459805887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5692

Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest. In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforest, a vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

The Wild in You

Voices from the Forest and the Sea

Author: Lorna Crozier

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771641606

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 5773

A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time’s best nature photographers and a very talented and creative poet. Inspired by the majestic and savage beauty of Ian McAllister’s photographs, Lorna Crozier translates the wild emotion of these images into the language of the human heart: poetry. Featuring over 30 beautiful full-size photographs of wolves, bears, sea lions, jellyfish, and other wild creatures paired with 30 original poems, The Wild in You challenges the reader to a deeper understanding of the connection between humans, animals, and our shared earth.

Great Bear Books Bundle

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas (CRT) Read

Publisher: Orca Book Pub

ISBN: 9781459809895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 5973

A bundle of three award-winning books about the rainforest and its inhabitants.

Wild Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: N.A

View: 9029

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

Author: Harbour Publishing

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 806

View: 7452

"Everything you always wanted to know about BC, with more than 4,000 entries and hundreds of photos, maps, tables and charts, plus an interactive CD-ROM" Cf. Our choice, 2001.

Research Centers Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Learned institutions and societies

Page: 232

View: 7419

Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.