The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest


The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest

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Críticas This extensive informative text is illustrated with remarkable photographs taken by McAllister...They show the lush old-growth forest and rocky shoreline and a variety of animals that share this habitat but the wolves are the stars: at rest at play on the prowl and catching fish...Fascinating and useful.--Kirkus ReviewsThe authors make an impassioned plea to see these wolves as fragile symbols of a wild setting both of which are worthy of protection...The same exceptional photography that readers saw in The Salmon Bears also graces this publication bringing readers up close and personal with wolf subjects engaged in everyday activities views that few people will likely see in the wild...Highly Recommended.--CM MagazineA warm informative introduction to a distinct strain of wolves that inhabit the British Columbian coast...In succinct conversational language the authors present attention grabbing facts...[and] McAllister's highly expressive close-up photos of the beautiful animals hunting lounging and nuzzling will easily draw browsers...A strong choice for both classroom science units and personal reading.--BooklistIllustrated with stunning photographs of the wolves and bears that live in the Great Bear Rainforest on the western edge of Canada...[Sea Wolves and Salmon Bears] would be useful for classroom units on animals ecology [and] wilderness conservation.--Canadian TeacherI can't imagine the reader who wouldn't enjoy this one....The Sea Wolves is an enchanting and deeply interesting book dense with well-shared information and informative sidebars not to mention some very good photographs...Young naturalists will enjoy the book almost as much as their parents will.--January Magazine Best Books of 2010The arresting images of wolves and their surroundings reveal McAllister's passion for his subject and his skill as a photographer. Librarians might consider purchasing the volume for its captivating full-color photos and its introduction to a unique subject.--School Library Journal[An] informative text filled with spectacular photographs...This book is a fascinating story of their lifecycle and habitat...Beautifully presented each chapter is filled with many full-page illustrations of these intriguing wolves and their varying environment...Highly recommended for both school and classroom libraries as well as for personal information.--Resource Links[A] terrific book...An engaging text and McAllister's stunning colour photographs of coastal wolves catching salmon and raising pups in their natural habitat...provide a compelling case for protection of the rain forest and all its denizens.--The Globe and Mail[An] engaging account...Augmented by a bounty of sharp photos taken at close range (that say as much about this stunning section of the Pacific coast as they do about the wolves)...the authors provide a comprehensive study.--Publisher's WeeklyGorgeously photographed and informative...The book is written in an accessible almost conversational style as it dispels the big bad wolf mythology and describes the unique relationship with First Nations people with whom the wolf has shared their territory for thousands of years.--Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media Reseña del editor 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.Want more Sea Wolves? Visit www.greatbearbooks.com and learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest. Nota de la solapa ecology the environment natural history Biografía del autor Ian McAllister is an award-winning photographer and author of many books including A Whale's World The Seal Garden Wolf Island A Bear's Life The Salmon Bears The Sea Wolves and The Great Bear Sea (all with Nicholas Read). He is the founding director of Pacific Wild a Canadian nonprofit wildlife-conservation group. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. For more information visit pacificwild.org.Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and journalism instructor who has written 10 books for children including two series about the Great Bear Rainforest with Ian McAllister. He lives in Vancouver British Columbia with two rescued cats.

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