This book is a practical, portable guide to all of the Arctic's natural history—sky, atmosphere, terrain, ice, the sea, plants, birds, mammals, fish, and insects—for those who will experience the Arctic firsthand and for armchair ...
Author: E. C. Pielou
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This book is a practical, portable guide to all of the Arctic's natural history—sky, atmosphere, terrain, ice, the sea, plants, birds, mammals, fish, and insects—for those who will experience the Arctic firsthand and for armchair travelers who would just as soon read about its splendors and surprises. It is packed with answers to naturalists' questions and with questions—some of them answered—that naturalists may not even have thought of.
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Pielou , E . C . ( 1994 ) . A Naturalist ' s Guide to the Arctic . Chicago : The
Author: Arnoldus Schytte Blix
Publisher: Tapir Academic Press
Where and what is the Arctic? What animals live there, and how are they distributed? How do they cope with cold in their austere environment, and how can Arctic mammals survive birth when it is 40 degrees below freezing. How can seals dive to a depth of 1000 metres and stay submerged for more than an hour, and how does complete darkness in winter affect the inhabitants of the high Arctic? This book answers these questions and also gives an introduction to the Arctic. It is based on the author's 40 years of experience in the Arctic, its environment and animal life. As this book contains almost 200 illustrations and deals with the entire Arctic animal kingdom, it will be suitable as a textbook for courses in Arctic biology, and also serve specialists in the field. It is a reference book and a source of information about published original literature.
This is a superb guide for anyone visiting the region, whether to Denali National Park, on a cruise ship to Svalbard or the Russian Far East, at Bering Sea outposts, or nearer to 90 degrees north.
Author: Richard Sale
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A pocket-sized photographic field guide to Arctic birds, mammals, and other wildlife Wildlife of the Arctic is an accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to the birds, land and sea mammals, and plants and lichens of the northern polar region--including Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Written and illustrated by naturalists with extensive Arctic experience, this handy book features detailed facing-page descriptions of each species, including information about identification, range, distribution, and breeding and wintering grounds. A substantial introduction explains the area covered, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming. This portable, user-friendly guide is the perfect companion for birders, ecotourists, and cruise-line passengers visiting the Arctic Circle and other areas of the far north. An accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to Artic wildlife Features more than 800 color photos illustrating more than 250 bird species, 60 land mammals, and 30 seals and whales Includes extensive facing-page species descriptions and identification information Provides an overview of the Arctic region, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming Explores each family of birds and mammals, and has sections covering fish, insects, plants, and lichens
This may seem odd , but when one realizes that a toad is down in the grass , with
no way of seeing - what ' s ahead ... By May they will be far north on the tundra
wastelands of Canada , and even crossing parts of the Arctic Ocean to nest on ...
Author: Howard Everett Smith
Publisher: E P Dutton
Category: Natural history
Discusses the activities of animals and plants in the northeast states during each month of the year
Gunning's storytelling style is similar to Liss's, full of detailed descriptions ofthe
peopleand thetimes delivered in a ... Isabel Allendegives us frontrow seats tothe
adventuresand trialsof immigrantsand prostitutes duringdays ofthe California
GoldRush in Daughter of Fortune, andAndrea Barrett portrays a naturalist,
Erasmus Darwin Wells, whose scientific curiosity compels him to make a journey
to the Arctic in.
Author: Jennifer S. Baker
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
Kluane National Park, in southwestern Yukon Territory, is convenient to the
Alaskan Highway. Alaska has been described as a naturalist's paradise, and it
affords many opportunities to see horeal forest, Arctic tundra, and abundant
Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.
A Complete Guide to Antarctic English Bernadette Hince. At 3.30 p.m. we sat
down to a ... The value of remote sensing techniques in the polar regions is
determined by a combination of factors unique to the poles. These include the polar ...
Author: Bernadette Hince
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
The world’s most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. In the space of a mere century, a remarkable vocabulary has evolved to deal with the extraordinary environment and living organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic. Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. Like other historical dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary gives the reader quotations for each word. These quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary — more than 15 000 quotations from about 1000 different sources give the reader a unique insight into the way the language of Antarctica has evolved. The reader will find out what it means to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the joys of a donga and the hazards of a growler. The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and will appeal to all those who have been to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. It will also appeal to those fascinated by the development of language. With a forward by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
The Russians have likewise taken part in these researches , and the late voyage
of Lieuteuant Kotzebue is well known . On the part of England , those of Ross and
Buchan followed , in 1818 ; and these were again succeeded by a second ...
A brand new, entry level photographic identification guide to the commoner birds of Britain and Northern Europe, featuring 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden.The user-friendly introduction ...
Author: Peter Goodfellow
Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub
A brand new, entry level photographic identification guide to the commoner birds of Britain and Northern Europe, featuring 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden.The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habits, taxonomy and nomenclature, bird topography, and the best places to watch birds, in a way that doesn't assume prior knowledge of the subject.