Great Bear Wild, with Ian McAllister

Eagle Harbor Book Company is thrilled to present photographer, conservationist, and author Ian McAllister at a very special event on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7pm, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, where he will show slides from and talk about his new book Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest.

Seating will be limited in the BIMA auditorium, so please reserve a space below. Customers who buy the book will receive priority seating.

The Great Bear Rainforest is the fabled region that stretches up the rugged Pacific coast from the top of Vancouver Island to southern Alaska. A longtime resident of the area, award-winning photographer and conservationist Ian McAllister takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the Great Bear Rainforest's unexplored river valleys down to where the ocean meets the rainforest and finally to the hidden depths of the offshore world.

Along the way, we meet the spectacular wildlife that inhabits the Great Bear Rainforest - in a not-so-unusual week, McAllister quietly observes twenty-seven bears fishing for salmon, three of which are the famed pure white grizzlies, Kermodes. McAllister introduces us to the First Nations people who have lived there for millennia and have become his close friends and allies, and to the scientists conducting groundbreaking research and racing against time to protect the rainforest from massive energy projects.

Rich with full-color photographs of the wolves, whales, and other creatures who make the rainforest their home, Great Bear Wild is a stunning celebration of this legendary area. 

"Great Bear Wild is an urgent, eloquent call-to-arms from the heart of the BC coast that pays tribute to the staggering beauty and diversity of this unique region." -- John Vaillant, author of The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival


Ian McAllister is a cofounder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild and an award-winning photographer and author of The Last Wild Wolves. Time magazine named him one of the Leaders of the 21st Century.

Event date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
550 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
98110 Bainbridge Island
Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest Cover Image
By Ian McAllister, Robert F. Kennedy (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780295994635
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Published: University of Washington Press - November 1st, 2014