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: 9123

Explores the area between Vancouver Island and the Alaska border

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: 1143

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: 7477

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 Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553652428

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8790

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 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: 7119

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.

Great Escapes

Experience the World at Your Leisure

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743605900

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7592

THE PERFECT GETAWAY Beach paradises. Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world's most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel. Take time out to indulge in romantic getaways, culinary adventures, musical journeys and family holidays.

Great Bear Books Bundle

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas (CRT) Read

Publisher: Orca Book Pub

ISBN: 9781459809895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 5446

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

The Great Bear Rainforest

Bringing Wilderness to Life on the Big Screen

Author: Ian McAllister,Alex Van Tol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781459822795

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6304

In the northwest corner of British Columbia, between the Alaska-BC border and the northern tip of Vancouver Island, lies a land of forest green and sparkling blue. From massive whales to tiny herring, spirit bears to sea wolves, an incredibly diverse array of wildlife calls this land home. Part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one the last untouched places on Earth. Experience this magical place through the power of IMAX® and the giant screen. Learn about the people who make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest and are committed to preserving and protecting it. Hear how Indigenous youth are coming together and taking responsibility for this place they call home. Go behind the scenes of the production of the film to learn about the incredible challenges of filming in such difficult conditions and feel the wonder that comes from experiencing this wild place.

Wild Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: N.A

View: 3257


Great Bear Wild

Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

Author: Ian McAllister

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771640456

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 7307

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.

Research Centers Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Learned institutions and societies

Page: 232

View: 8561

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.

A Bear's Life

Author: Nicholas Read

Publisher: My Great Bear Rainforest

ISBN: 9781459812703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7032

Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Lifeuses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness--catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps. A Bear's Lifeis the second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3549

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Rain forests

Author: HaiSong Harvey

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737708059

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 739

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.