Being Caribou

Being Caribou

Five Months on Foot With A Caribou Herd

Book - 2007
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Follows a herd of female caribou on their summer trek to their Arctic birthing grounds. The amazing five-month migration of a caribou herd to the Alaskan calving grounds is articulately told through firsthand accounts of the author. Vivid details and extrordinary photographs vicariously take readers on the journey, and readers become aware of the importance of protecting these grounds.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Walker, 2007
ISBN: 9780802795663
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 x 29 cm


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Karsten and his wife Leanne, on foot, join a herd of caribou as they migrate thousands of miles over mountain ranges and across icy rivers, avoiding grizzly bears, hungry wolves, and blood-thirsty insects in order to show the battle for survival these animals face.

Sep 15, 2007

This little jewel of a book allows you to enter a completely different world wherein the author makes you feel like you belong - or that you really really want to belong. Anyone likely to read this book will be yearning by the end to partake, even just a little bit, of the world that Heuer opens up to us. I particularly liked the change of voice when bits of what appear to be an "at-the-time" journal are inserted into the flowing narrative. Lovely.


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