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The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest

The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest

by Ian McAllister
     
 

"As if appearing in a dream, a stream of wolves emerged from the forest edge." So begins this exhilarating journey to one of the planet's most spectacular regions—Canada's North Pacific coast, our largest intact temperate Rain Forest and one of the last places where wolves live wild and undisturbed. Award-winning writer and wildlife photographer Ian McAllister

Overview

"As if appearing in a dream, a stream of wolves emerged from the forest edge." So begins this exhilarating journey to one of the planet's most spectacular regions—Canada's North Pacific coast, our largest intact temperate Rain Forest and one of the last places where wolves live wild and undisturbed. Award-winning writer and wildlife photographer Ian McAllister draws from his intimate observations of more than forty wolf packs along this rugged coastline over a seventeen-year period in this first-ever documentation of their fascinating, complex way of life.
In a compelling narrative and more than 100 stunning photographs, McAllister captures these majestic animals fishing for salmon, stalking seals hauled out on rocks, playing on the beach, and raising their families. The Last Wild Wolves also describes the work of scientists whose recent findings have corroborated McAllister's own observations and the traditional knowledge gleaned by First Nations people over centuries—that these wolves are genetically distinct; unlike other wolves, they subsist on coastal prey and swim from island to island in their archipelago home. The Last Wild Wolves is a remarkable portrait of the unique lives of island wolves and an eloquent expression of just how much is at stake in their preservation.

Copub: Greystone Books

Editorial Reviews

Explorers Journal
“A great book for anyone who enjoys the natural world and thrills at close encounters with an ancient predator.”
Dallas Morning News
“Ian McAllister’s love for the wolves and ecosystems of Canada’s North Pacific Coast runs like an invisible current beneath the surface of this book’s pages.”
Shutterbug
“An amazing collection of breathtaking images that expertly document the daily lives of these elusive animals.”
Wildlife Activist
“Absorbing and educational, as well as detailed and colorful.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254732
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
513,776
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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"A great book for anyone who enjoys the natural world and thrills at close encounters with an ancient predator."—Explorers Journal

"Ian McAllister's love for the wolves and ecosystems of Canada's North Pacific Coast runs like an invisible current beneath the surface of this book's pages."—Dallas Morning News

"An amazing collection of breathtaking images that expertly document the daily lives of these elusive animals."—Shutterbug

"Absorbing and educational, as well as detailed and colorful."—Wildlife Activist

Meet the Author

A founding director of the Raincoast Conservation Society, Ian McAllister has spent 20 years working to conserve British Columbia's temperate Rain Forest. He is the author of The Great Bear Rainforest. McAllister and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time Magazine as "leaders for the twenty-first century" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's Rain Forest.

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