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Following the Last Wild Wolves

by Ian McAllister, contributions by Chris Darimont, introduction by Paul Paquet

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published: March 2011
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“If the wolves had a voice, I imagine it would sound something like the one contained within this fascinating little book.”—Canadian Geographic

 

The illustrated edition of The Last Wild Wolves won the BC Booksellers' Choice Award and has sold over 7,000 copies. This updated textual edition follows what has happened to the wolves since 2007, as they hunt, kill, fish for salmon in fall, haul seals out on rocks in winter, and give birth to their young in the base of thousand-year-old cedar trees in spring. This edition presents discusses the latest scientific research indicating that these wolves are a distinct species, and explains how human and government encroachment in the form of hunting and industry development continues to impact BC wolves.

 

Author Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild was named by Time Magazine as “Leader of the 21st Century” for his conservation efforts, and has been instrumental in speaking out against the government’s proposed wolf cull through the recent Save BC Wolves Campaign. Following the Last Wild Wolves also contains a sixteen-page photographic insert that includes spectacular new photos of the wolves in their natural habitat. This textual edition of the bestselling photo book is updated with the author's recent observations of the wolves of British Columbia’s raincoast.

About the Authors
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.
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Chris Darimont holds a PhD in biology from the University of Victoria, where his dissertation grew out of the Raincoast Conservation Society's Rainforest Wolf Project. His work has been recognized by numerous awards, among them an Excellence in Science Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Paul Paquet is an adjunct professor with the faculties of Biology and Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Dr. Paquet has studied wolves for more than thirty-five years and is considered an authority on carnivore ecology with international research experience. He has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Paquet serves on various international government and NGO advisory committees and was the founder and director of the Central Rockies Wolf Project in Canmore, Alberta.
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Editorial Reviews

Unleash your inner wild thing with this beautiful account of the marine wolves of northern British Columbia. —National Post


This book will leave you slack-jawed at the wonders of the wild wolf and educated about the raw deal humans are giving them. —Calgary Herald


The McAllisters have never stopped exploring and advocating for this unique corner of our country, so much so that Time magazine named the couple 'Leaders for the 21st Century.' The oil industry executives pushing for new pipelines across northern British Columbia and for shorter tanker routes to Asia might disagree, as would forestry officials looking to liquidate the remaining tracts of old growth, but if the wolves had a voice, I imagine it would sound something like the one contained within this fascinating little book. —Canadian Geographic


The gray wolf, which once roamed most of the Northern Hemisphere, has had mixed fortunes in North America, where it was all but exterminated in the United States by the 1960s. Even Canada, a relative sanctuary for the species, saw dramatic drops in population. Now, wolf packs restored by conservation initiatives face a renewed threat from developers encroaching on their habitat. This book examines a remarkable subspecies of wolves in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, where the wolves live as they have for centuries, swimming between coastal islands and ranging through the inland rainforest. McAllister, a nature photographer and writer, originally chronicled the wolves' secluded lives in The Great Bear Rainforest, and this book is a follow-up to that groundbreaking account. —Christopher Schoppa, Washington Post


This companion work to McAllister's popular work of nature photography The Last of the Wild Wolves . . . is written in an easy narrative style and communicates both scientific information as well as the author's deep feelings for the subject. —Reference and Research Book News

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Following the Last Wild Wolves

McAllister, a conservation biologist who spent 20 years documenting the unique role wolves play in the temperate rainforest, explores the captivating, elusive lifestyle of coastal wolves in this book. Observing over 40 wolf packs, he reveals his team’s fascinating primary research about the least studied wolves in North America. McAllister’s personalized observations provide an intimate look into the daily life of rainforest wolves, wolves that are not found anywhere else in the world. These fascinating creatures can swim distances of up to 10 km, devour an unsuspecting black bear and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with ravens. Drawing parallels between wolves and humans while including insights from a First Nations researcher, this is an eloquently written book.

McAllister is coauthor of The Great Bear Rainforest.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2011-2012.

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