The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest

The Last Wild Wolves Ghosts of the Rain Forest 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 larges

  • Title: The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest
  • Author: Ian McAllister
  • ISBN: 9780520254732
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 h 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 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 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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    1. This book is a treasure. The author has spent seventeen years photographing and observing several unique wolf packs on the northern coast of British Columbia. These wolves are genetically different from inland wolves because they have been isolated by the enormous coastal mountain range.The photos are stunningly beautiful and the text accompanying them is inspiring and informative. I learned a lot about wolf behavior and their interactions with other coastal species such as bears, ravens, salmon [...]

    2. Any coffee table book has good photographs, and this is no exception. What sets this book apart is in the telling: Ian McAlister studies the packs that live on the Canadian coast and shares his observations on the behavior of these packs.Great to thumb through, but also great to read.Update, Nov 2015: there's a National Geographic article ("Sea Wolves," Oct 2015) which cites McAllister's work & sounds like there may be a move to give these coastal wolves their own species. Not sure how that [...]

    3. I borrowed this book from the library and 5 pages in, I knew I had to have a copy of my own. This is the first research ever conducted on this unique population. The photos are spectacular, but better, the author's passion for his subject shines through on every page. He goes beyond educating the reader about wolf culture and introducing wolf personalities -- he gives you every reason to love them. The book includes a DVD with footage one would never expect to be so privileged to see -- the wolf [...]

    4. The rainforest coast of northern BC is one of the few wild places left in the natural world where wolves and white bears stalk the forest as they have for thousands of years. It's a compelling narrative documenting the wolves' complex life. There's over 100 stunning photos & a DVD included

    5. The pictures are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. There's a lot of information about the habitat and behaviour of the raincoast wolves, so that was also good, though I had hoped for more science.The prose itself isn't great, mostly because the author seemed inexperienced as a writer, but partly because he was trying to get across this massive numinous experience, and just didn't have a way to do it. Fair enough, it's mostly a picture book anyway.My main problem was that I really wasn't comfortable [...]

    6. I loved this book! I settled into bed with it last night, thinking I would read a few chapters before bed but then I didn't end up putting it down until I had devoured every single page! The photographs are stunning and so beautiful. I laughed to myself numerous times over the antics of the wolves Ian was observing, especially the pups and my favourite wolves Ernest and Sorrow. The encounters between Ian and the wolves were so amazing to read about! I even cried my way through most of the epilog [...]

    7. If you check out this book for the pictures alone, it is worth it. However, the text shows a great respect and understanding for these creatures. The author appreciates the wisdom and traditions of the local native peoples and respects the culture and hierarchy of the wolves themselves. I particularly liked how they gave each wolf a "name". With wolves like, Sorrow, I was curious as to the story behind the name. Also the alpha of one of the larger packs featured is named Bobiceless.

    8. Stunning photography and surprising insights into the lives of this apex predator make this a great read. Wolf society is more complex and their role in the ecosystems where they dwell is far more crucial than has been previously thought. Wolves are not the big bad monsters from European fairy tales but intelligent social beings that are a key to the health of the planet. They need to be restored and protected!

    9. A fantastic book. The author observes 2 packs of wild wolves in B.C. It is so well written that I became truly attached to the individual members of these packs. As well as being full of biological details, this book engenders a love for these animals. In the last chapter, i cried at the eventual plight of these fine spirits

    10. This is book is an incredible journey into the lives of two wolf packs living in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. The culmination of seventeen years of non-invasive (no radio collars) study by the author, Ian McAllister and his team of researchers. It is a jaw-dropping pictorial and prose combination not to be missed.

    11. This is a coffee table book of the wolves of the northern BC coast, but if you take the time to actually read the story with the picture, you will find it facinating. Great information about a seldom seen wolf in what might seem like an unusual enviroment. Highly recommened read!

    12. This is one of the best books on the nature of wolves I have ever read. His research was totally hands on, in the field, observation type of research with no harm to the wolves. Well worth the read! The photography is stunning.

    13. It ranks up there with London's Call of the Wild. As non-fiction, it offers jaw-dropping insights (both written and pictorial) into a majestic and magical species--the wolf.

    14. For anyone who isn't outraged about the hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana (or anywhere else), this would be a good read.

    15. A BEAUTIFUL book about the lives and habits of wild wolves-written by a man who studied and lived among them for years. Includes some of the most AWESOME pictures you'll ever see.

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