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Great Bear Wild

Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

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  • ISBN: 9781771640459
  • Tags: Art & Photography, Current Affairs & Politics, Ian McAllister, Nature & Environment, Robert Kennedy Jr.,
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 11
  • Published On: 12/09/2014
  • 200 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781771642071
  • Tags: Art & Photography, Current Affairs & Politics, Ian McAllister, Nature & Environment, Robert Kennedy Jr.,
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 11
  • Published On: 11/03/2016
  • 200 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781771640466
  • Tags: Art & Photography, Current Affairs & Politics, Ian McAllister, Nature & Environment, Robert Kennedy Jr.,
  • Published On: 00/00/00
  • 200 Pages
Description

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.

In a not-so unusual day, McAllister quietly observes 27 bears fishing for salmon, three of which are the famed pure white spirit bear. This stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative is the product of twenty-five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.

Ian McAllister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. (pacificwild.org) He is the author of five previous books, including The Great Bear Rainforest and The Last Wild Wolves. He has been honored by the Globe and Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine as “Leaders of the 21st Century” for their efforts to protect British Columbia’s endangered rainforest. A member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, he has won the North American Nature Photography Association’s Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network’s Rainforest Hero Award. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., named of of Time's "Heroes for the Planet," is an activist, environmental lawyer, and co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. He has written several acclaimed books on politics and the environment, including the New York Times-bestselling Crimes Against Nature and The Riverkeepers.

Reviews

"McAllister's breathtaking photographs from months spent deep in the Great Bear Rainforest give unprecedented access to one of the planet's wildest, most remote places." -Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer

"Through breathtaking photographs and moving prose, McAllister's Great Bear Wild presents a compelling case for the urgent need to protect, in perpetuity, one of the most magnificent ecosystems on the planet--the increasingly threatened Great Bear Rainforest." -Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace

"Great Bear Wild is an urgent, eloquent call-to-arms from the heart of the BC coast that pays tribute to the staggering beauty and diversity of this unique region." -John Vaillant