In one of the earth's most amazing migrations, more than 100,000 caribou trek thousands of miles each year over high mountain ranges, through snowy passes, and across icy rivers. But they have to battle more than just the brutal elements. Hungry wolves, huge grizzly bears, human hunters, and hordes of bloodthirsty insects besiege the herd as it travels to its one safe haven―Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There, those that survive the trip have a few peaceful weeks to give birth and prepare their calves for the harsh year ahead. Karsten Heuer and his wife, Leanne Allison, are the only humans ever to become part of a caribou herd and join it on its arduous journey. They shared the same mind-numbing cold, the endless miles of physical hardship, and all the dangers along the route to chronicle the epic battle for survival these animals face. To keep up, they had to move, act, and even think like caribou. Karsten and Leanne's incredible adventure gives us a window into a world that we have never seen before.
Brand: Walker Childrens
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a beautiful book and a work of devotion to our natural world. This couple lived among the migrating caribou in Alaska for 5 months, camping along the way, observing and learning about the creatures. It's touching, beautiful, moving, and illuminating. Since very few of us will ever even see a caribou, this is as close as it gets to understanding these amazing and beautiful animals and how fragile and precious is their wild environment. The last thing we need to do is interrupt their migratory routes with oil pipelines, drilling, etc. Let us be good stewards of the Earth and her creatures. Children especially need to see this book and have a compassionate adult guide them through its implications. I would love to see it in all our schools. Instead, children are less and less likely to interact with the natural world nowadays, and that is to the detriment of all of us. Share this book!
Photographs are a delight.
Very dissapointed, thought it was a regular book but it's mostly a small children's book.
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