About the Authors

Ian McAllisterIan McAllister, a founding director of both the Raincoast Conservation Society and Pacific Wild, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. He has spent more than twenty years working to preserve the West Coast's temperate rainforest. He and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named "leaders for the 21st century" by Time magazine. Ian has written four books set in the Great Bear Rainforest, where he lives with his family.






Nicholas ReadNicholas Read, a lifelong lover of animals, works as a journalism instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has written for the Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and other publications. He has lived in both Canada and the United Kingdom, where he worked for the national animal-rights organization Animal Aid.




Author Resources

  • Pacific Wild Dive deeper into the Great Bear Rainforest, and enjoy beautiful photographs at this site. Find out what you can do to make a difference.
  • Great Bear Blog From Pacific Wild, featuring many of Ian McAllister's photographs.

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Purchase The Salmon Bears, The Sea Wolves, The Great Bear Sea and Wolf Island. Available in print and digital editions. Discounts available for schools and libraries.

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Teachers’ Guides

Use Great Bear books in your classroom? Download our teacher guides for The Salmon Bears and The Sea Wolves.

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Nowhere Else On Earth


A hands-on guide to the magic and majesty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, with suggestions for activism in any community.

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