Description : 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.
Description : The letters of the alphabet serve to introduce information about the aurora borealis, beluga whales, caribou, and other animals, plants, and phenomena of the Arctic.
Description : Curious, innovative and mysterious survivors of the arctic tundra. Ever since explorers began venturing north into the harsh lands of the arctic, they have encountered arctic foxes in the unlikeliest of places. The arctic fox is an extraordinary creature. No bigger than a house cat, it survives on almost nothing in the middle of a land so hostile it seems incompatible with the very existence of life. The tundra is a place of endless days or endless nights where temperatures can reach -58°F (-50°C) for weeks at a time, and where the terrain consists mostly of ice sheets, pack ice, ice floes, icebergs, ice shelves and glaciers. Arctic Fox tells the story of this animal from its evolutionary beginnings to its difficult life in the far north involving: Mating and raising a family Hunting and scavenging Its relationship with the polar bear and other arctic inhabitants The fur trade Adaptation to seasonal changes The never-ending struggle for survival in a fragile and vanishing environment. This informative, lively and beautifully photographed book will fascinate naturalists and general readers.
Description : In Arctic Canada, Hudson Bay is a site of great exploration history, aboriginal culture, and a vast marine wilderness supporting large populations of marine mammals and birds. These include some of the most iconic Arctic animals like beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears. Due to the challenges of conducting field research in this region, some of the mysteries of where these animals move, and how they are able to survive in such seemingly inhospitable, ice-choked habitats are just now being unlocked. For example, are polar bears being replaced by killer whales? This new information could not be more salient, as the Hudson Bay Region is undergoing rapid environmental change due to global warming, as well as increased pressures from industrial development interests. A Little Less Arctic brings together some of the world’s leading Arctic scientists to present the current state of knowledge on the physical and biological characteristics of Hudson Bay.
Description : Making a polar bear out of paper might seem difficult at first. But through the ancient art of origami, readers are able to bring this white-furred bear to life with just one piece of paper! In this book, readers can work step-by-step through creating arctic animals out of paper. An introduction including common terms and origami folds helps readers get started in making an arctic fox, penguin, and narwhal. Projects range from easy to hard, but each contains full-color photographs guiding readers through each step, allowing them to complete the project whether theyre seasoned origamists or new to the craft.
Description : Celebrated adventure writer David Roberts describes his quest to reconstruct perhaps the most amazing survival story in history: the tale of how four 18th-century sailors endured six years on a barren Arctic island.
Description : Follows Nanu, a baby polar bear, and Seela, a newborn walrus, as they grow up in the Arctic and deal with the possibly deadly consequences of a warming climate.
Description : A beautifully illustrated dictionary of 26 key aspects of life in the Arctic. World-class photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch takes readers to one of his favorite parts of the world: the Arctic. Using a plant, an animal or a phenomenon for each letter of the alphabet, Lynch describes the unique ways in which systems for living differ where temperature and light can be amazingly extreme. But Lynch also dispels the myth of the Arctic as a perpetually frozen landscape by introducing us to the birds, mammals, insects and plant life that thrive in the short yet glorious sun-filled days of summer.