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The Salmon Bears

Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

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The Salmon Bears by Nicholas Read
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Description

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. This book has a dedicated website! Visit www.greatbearbooks.com for more information.

Author Biography

Ian McAllister is an award-winning photographer and author of many books, including A Whale's World, The Seal Garden, Wolf Island, A Bear's Life, The Salmon Bears, The Sea Wolves and The Great Bear Sea (all with Nicholas Read). He is the founding director of Pacific Wild, a Canadian nonprofit wildlife-conservation group. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. For more information, visit pacificwild.org. Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and journalism instructor who has written 10 books for children including two series about the Great Bear Rainforest with Ian McAllister. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with two rescued cats.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Author
Contributor
By (photographer) Ian McAllister
Illustrations
Maps; Illustrations, color
Imprint
Orca Book Publishers
Interest Age
From 10 to 13 years
Pages
89
Reading Age
From 9 to 12 years
Dimensions
192x228x6
ISBN-13
9781554692057
Product ID
4014501

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