Salmon Bears

Salmon Bears

Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

Book - 2010
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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.

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Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9781554692057
Branch Call Number: 599.78 MCA 2010
Characteristics: 89 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Read, Nicholas 1956-

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walfordreadersrock
Apr 27, 2011

I really liked this book because it had some interesting facts that I never knew about. Like, they eat a large variety of berries such as thimbleberries, devil club berries, salalberries and huckleberries.

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angelagao1
Apr 26, 2011

The Salmon Bears was about the connection between grizzly bears, black bears and spirit bears and their habitat. This book helped me to understand that everything in the rainforest is connected in some way. The book went into detail about their daily life and how they are able to survive in each of the seasons. The salmon that are born every spring are essential, because they are a huge part of the Eco-system. Not only do they help the bears, obviously, but they help the survival of nearly every single living creature in the rainforest. One of the things that I loved most about this book were the great photographs of the bears in their environment.

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nealab
Apr 11, 2011

THIS WAS AN OK BOOK

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hilo201111
Apr 07, 2011

love bears! ! I dint know that bears were also salmons ,cool!

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kate99
Mar 31, 2011

this is a good book

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stan12
Mar 29, 2011

i rilly want to read that book

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sharon_2000
Mar 28, 2011

it is cool

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pcjrstudent1
Mar 28, 2011

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hilo2011
Mar 28, 2011

sooo cool!

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smellysox
Mar 24, 2011

it is cool READ IT!!!

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