The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest

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"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 ...

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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

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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520254732
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 866,823
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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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Table of Contents

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Introduction by Paul C. Paquet
15 prologue Apex Predator
33 stealth season Spring
73 on the edge Summer
119 salmon forests Fall
147 nomads of the rain forest Winter
179 epilogue The Eyes of the Wolf
189 Acknowlegements
191
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2011

    CALLING ALL WOLF LOVERS!!!!

    You MUST read this book, wolf lovers! The pictures are STUNNING!!! I spend at least 5 minutes on a page just looking at the pictures. They are so beautiful and captivating! This IS the book for all you wolf lovers out there! I never get tired of this book! It follows the story of wolf packs and their ways of life. 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 BILLION MILLION per cent yes!!!!!!

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