The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves

Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest

Book - 2010
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The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of "the Big Bad Wolf," especially as it is applied to coastal wolves--a unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically distinct from their inland cousins and from wolves in any other part of the world, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish like the bears with whom they share the rainforest. Smaller than the gray wolves that live on the other side of the Coast Mountains, these wolves are highly social and fiercely intelligent creatures.

Living in the isolated wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest, coastal wolves have also enjoyed a unique relationship with man. The First Nations people, who have shared their territory for thousands of years, do not see them as a nuisance species but instead have long offered the wolf a place of respect and admiration within their culture.

Illustrated with almost one hundred of Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Sea Wolvespresents a strong case for the importance of preserving the Great Bear Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the other unique creatures that live there.

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Publisher: Victoria, BC : Orca Book, c2010
ISBN: 9781554692064
Branch Call Number: 599.773 MCAL
Characteristics: 121 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Read, Nicholas 1956-


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ForestofReadingTeam Jan 28, 2013

Cool author fact: IAN McALLISTER is was named among Time Magazine's "Leaders of the 21st Century" for his environmental conservation work.

debwalker Feb 12, 2011

Terrific book that debunks the “bad rap” wolves have had.

Read this book, the authors write, and “you’ll discover that wolves are fascinating. And that the fishing, swimming wolves who live in the rain forest along B.C.’s central and northern coast are especially so.”

Engaging text and stunning colour photographs of coastal wolves catching salmon and raising pups in their natural habitat, the verdant rain forest and its coastline.

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