The Arctic Guide

Wildlife of the Far North

Author: Sharon Chester

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 544

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The definitive full-color field guide to Arctic wildlife The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with a portable, authoritative guide to the flora and fauna of earth's northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife—more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals—that inhabit the Arctic’s polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans. It can be used anywhere in the entire Holarctic region, including Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, Siberia, the Russian Far East, islands of the Bering Sea, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, and Greenland. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, size, habitat, range, scientific name, and the unique characteristics that enable these organisms to survive in the extreme conditions of the Far North. A color distribution map accompanies each species account, and alternative names in German, French, Norwegian, Russian, Inuit, and Inupiaq are also provided. Features superb color plates that allow for quick identification of more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals Includes detailed species accounts and color distribution maps Covers the flora and fauna of the entire Arctic region

Wildlife of the Arctic

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 304

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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

Polar Bears

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Author: Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 139

Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.

Maine to Greenland

Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast

Author: William W. Fitzhugh

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press


Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 162

Two Smithsonian archaeological researchers draw on decades of regional exploration to present a sumptuous tribute to the Maritime Far Northeast, combining personal essays on its history, habitat and culture with striking photography.

Arctic Wildlife

An Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals and Plants of the Arctic and Subarctic Regions

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press


Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 543

Austere and immense, the Arctic region harbors a unique diversity of flora and fauna adapted to this harsh and unforgiving ecosystem including shrubs, grasses, mosses, sedges and lichens and a variety of hardy wildlife from the tiny lemming to the immense polar bear and bowhead whale. A region previously only visited by explorers, the Artic has attracted more and more tourists in the last decade. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novice and expert explorers alike. Made in the USA.

Arctic Wildlife Range, Alaska

Hearing Before the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on S.1899, a Bill to Authorize the Establishment of the Arctic Wildlife Range, Alaska, and for Other Purposes

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce



Category: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

Page: 457

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Arctic Wildlife Range -- Alaska

Author: United States. Congress. Senate Interstate & Foreign Commerce





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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Wilderness Review, and Wild River Plans

Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Region 7



Category: Alaska

Page: 609

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The Arctic

A Guide to Coastal Wildlife

Author: Tony Soper

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides


Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 228

For most of the year, the Arctic is permanent home to just a handful of hardy creatures. But come the summer, numerous birds and sea mammals appear. For just a few short months of almost endless daylight, the winter inhabitants of the Arctic fringes are joined by numerous shorebirds and waterfowl, seals and whales, all taking advantage of the abundance of food before heading south to avoid the harsh winter. This book brings the region's birds and animals to life with full-color illustrations, vivid descriptions, and all the information wildlife enthusiasts need to identify and locate each species.

Alaska's Parklands, the Complete Guide

National--parks, Monuments, Preserves, Wildlife Refuges, Forests, Wild and Scenic Rivers : State--parks, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites, Game Sanctuaries

Author: Nancy Simmerman

Publisher: Mountaineers Books


Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 510

Descriptions of the parks and public wilderness areas of Alaska are accompanied by advice on planning camping trips in the state

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

Author: E. C. Pielou

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Nature

Page: 344

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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.

America's National Wildlife Refuges

A Complete Guide

Author: Russell D. Butcher

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 714

View: 561

Published in time for the one hundredth aniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge system, this guide to America's great natural refuges introduces readers to the great natural diversity still present in the U.S., and the government agencies that protect it. Original.


Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Author: Todd McLeish

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey-halibut, cod, and squid. Join Todd McLeish as he travels high above the Arctic circle to meet: Teams of scientific researchers studying the narwhal's life cycle and the mysteries of its tusk Inuit storytellers and hunters Animals that share the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and two kinds of seals McLeish consults logbooks kept by whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the relationship between the real narwhal and the mythical unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists studying changes in the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a history of the trade in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard through hydrophones, Narwhals reveals the beauty and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the threat it faces from a rapidly changing world. Watch the trailer:


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Category: Academic libraries


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