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Great Bear Wild
Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
By (author): Ian McAllister Foreword by: Robert Kennedy Jr. Photographs by: Ian McAllister
Ian McAllister ,

Foreword by :

Robert Kennedy Jr. ,

Photographs by :

Ian McAllister


Greystone Books



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Feb 28, 2016
$29.95 CAD


11in x 10.52 x 0.68 in | 1120 gr

Page Count:

200 pages
Greystone Books Ltd.
Greystone Books
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
New in paperback!

"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

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.

Ian Mcallister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is the author of multiple award-winning books including Great Bear Wild and a winner of the North American Nature Photography Association’s Vision Award. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

  • Outreach to supporters of Pacific Wild through their website, pacificwild.org,  and social media channels 
  • Reviews and excerpts on nature blogs and websites 
  • Sponsored promotion of book trailer on YouTube to nature & nature photography enthusiasts

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