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The Great Bear Rain Forest: Canada¿s Forgotten Coast
     

The Great Bear Rain Forest: Canada¿s Forgotten Coast

by Ian McAllister, Karen McAllister
 

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Along the coast between Vancouver Island and Alaska lies 250 miles of forested island and inlets. Ian and Karen McAllister spent seven years photographing and mapping this forgotten wild ecosystem. Their informative text and remarkable photographs (including some of the most extraordinary images of wild bears ever published) present a complete picture of this unique

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Along the coast between Vancouver Island and Alaska lies 250 miles of forested island and inlets. Ian and Karen McAllister spent seven years photographing and mapping this forgotten wild ecosystem. Their informative text and remarkable photographs (including some of the most extraordinary images of wild bears ever published) present a complete picture of this unique area. 150 color photos.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-Magnificent photographs and crisp prose make a powerful statement about the need to protect the largest tract of intact temperate rainforest on Earth. Until the authors embarked on their sailing odyssey from the northern border of the United States to the panhandle of Alaska, no one had undertaken an environmental inventory of the western Canadian coastline. This area is the home of the coastal grizzly bear and teems with wildlife and old-growth trees. The grizzly's dwindling numbers indicate the historic decline of natural wilderness throughout a sizable portion of the northwestern hemisphere. The authors make the case that only by protecting very large tracts of this coastline from logging and mining can the character of this environment be preserved. At first glance, this work might appear to be another coffee-table book, but its main purpose is to inform and motivate. The panoramic views, intimate shots of flora and fauna, chronicle of the social history of the area, and generous maps make this title beautiful as well as timely. It is unfortunate that the index merely lists references to locations noted in the text rather than to biological information, which would have made it more useful for research.-Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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The authors visit The Great Bear Rainforest, an area winding through 250 miles of forested islands and inlets on Canada's west coast between the north end of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border, offering a tour of the region's ecosystems and environments, illustrated with some 150 exquisitely detailed photographs of wild creatures, especially bears, and astonishingly beautiful landscapes. 11.5x10.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578050116
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
08/12/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
11.26(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.71(d)

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