Amazing Animal Adventures in Rivers is the fourth of eight books incredible volumes in the ground-breaking Going Wild series, written for children to encourage them to explore the natural world around
Amazing Animal Adventures in Rivers
is the fourth of eight books incredible volumes in the ground-breaking Going Wild
series, written for children to encourage them to explore the natural world around them.
Brian Keating's high-energy enthusiasm for the wonders of nature is contagious, inspiring children and adults alike to discover, through his eyes, how rivers and the riparian areas around them are ribbons of wilderness inhabited by the most amazing animals and plants. Keating grew up fascinated by rivers, those in his own back yard and ones farther afield.
Whether in the world's rivers on a canoe, raft, or swimming suit, or hiking and exploring the dense forests and woodlands surrounding them, Keating continues his tradition of bringing a world of natural surprises to his readers.
Join Keating as he describes:
- Floating down the Zambezi River, watching bull elephants play and swim in the deep water
- Grizzly tracks and making ice cream from glacial ice on a raft trip down the Tatshenshini River in Yukon Territory and Alaska
- Watching elephants dig wells and collecting water from those wells for showerbaths and cooking at Secret Springs in Africa
- The giant river otters of Guyana and the woman who works to preserve them
- Western Grebes mistaking the highway for Duck Lake at the Creston Valley Wildlife Centre in British Columbia
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"Brian Keating, who was named Canada's environmental hero of 2005 by Reader's Digest
, shares his enthusiasm for all things wild. Highlighted by inspiring photos, Keating shares the tales of adventures he's had on some of the mightiest rivers in the world."
— The Chronicle Herald
"His delight in exploring riparian areas is obvious. Water attracts wildlife: what better place to watch for it? Three sites in Alberta and BC might be of particular interest to young Canadian readers, given that they could be almost in one's own backyard: mountain lakes near Calgary, the South Saskatchewan River in southern Alberta, and wetlands in Creston, BC. . . If you enjoyed the first three books in the "Going Wild" series, this one will not disappoint you.
— CM Magazine
"This appealing nature book is part of Brian Keating's Going Wild series, and a recommended addition to an elementary school library resource centre. It will be a great research tool for any wildlife enthusiast."
— Resource Links
"This book is well written engaging, informative and fun. . . The layout is eye-catching and enticing. This book is suitable for animal research or for reading from cover to cover."
— The Lethbridge Herald
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is a keen naturalist, avid outdoorsman, world traveller, intrepid adventurer, and extraordinary spokesperson for the world's wild places and the creatures that inhabit them. Keating is Head of the Calgary Zoo's Conservation Outreach Department, and responsible for national and international conservation projects, such as the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana, West Africa, and the nature-based eco-tour program that he started in 1983.
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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007
Rocky Mountain Book Award finalist, 2008