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: 5575

Explores the area between Vancouver Island and the Alaska border

Kanadas vergessene Küste

im Regenwald des Großen Bären

Author: Ian McAllister,Cameron Young,Karen McAllister

Publisher: Oststeinbek [Germany] : Alouette Verlag


Category: Forest conservation British Columbia Pacific Coast

Page: 144

View: 2114

The Great Bear Sea

Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459805216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6117

Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read take readers on an expedition into the wondrous and mysterious underwater world of the Great Bear Sea. This amazing part of the northeast Pacific Ocean is home to some of the planet's mightiest and most beloved residents: whales, sea lions, dolphins, orcas, sea otters and wild salmon. Filled with spectacular images of this largely unknown part of the world, the book also explores the uncertain future of the Great Bear Sea in this age of climate change, overfishing, pipelines and oil tankers. Can a rainforest full of rare spirit bears, fishing wolves and great grizzlies survive without a Great Bear Sea to feed and nourish it?

Nowhere Else on Earth

Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Caitlyn Vernon

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554693039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 9187

Chronicles efforts to protect the Great Bear Rainforest's ecosystem throughout history, and suggests ways to become involved in protecting it and other natural places.

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: 6247

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 Oil Man and the Sea

Navigating the Northern Gateway

Author: Arno Kopecky

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1771001089

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6938

A sailing trip along the proposed Northern Gateway marine route with a fresh new voice in non-fiction. With oil and gas behemoth Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway proposal nearing approval, supertankers loaded with two million barrels of oil may soon be plying the waters from northern British Columbia down the wild Pacific Coast. This region is home to the largest tract of temperate rainforest on earth, First Nations who have lived there for millennia, and some of the world’s most biodiverse waters—one spill is all it will take to erase ten thousand years of evolution. Arno Kopecky and his companions travel aboard a forty-one-foot sailboat exploring the pristine route—a profoundly volatile marine environment that registered 1,275 marine vessel incidents—mechanical failures, collisions, explosions, groundings, and sinkings—between 1999 and 2009 alone. Neither Kopecky nor the boat’s owner have ever sailed before, yet they brave these waters alone when their captain leaves them part way through the journey. Written with Kopecky’s quick humor and deft touch, this is a rich evocation of a mythic place and the ecology, culture, and history of a legendary region with a knife at its throat.

Wild Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: N.A

View: 7227

Research Centers Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Learned institutions and societies

Page: 232

View: 7097

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.

Great Bear Books Bundle

Author: Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459809895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 5362

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

Rain forests

Author: HaiSong Harvey

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737708059

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4660

Provides eleven articles by authors of different backgrounds with differing viewpoints on the destruction of the rain forests and the threat that deforestation poses to indigenous people, biodiversity, and the Earth's climate.

The Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553652428

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 6290

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.