Arctic

Arctic : Life inside the Arctic Circle

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Description

The Arctic may be cold, vast and beautiful, but it is also home to millions of people and animals. It is a region of extremes: extreme cold, extreme seasonal changes in daylight and extreme natural phenomena. It appears as an unwelcoming and hostile environment, but it is full of wildlife, from polar bears to beluga whales to snowshoe hares.
Arctic is a fascinating photographic exploration of a region like no other. Be amazed by the natural wonder of the northern lights over the rugged yet enchanting landscapes, and see how humans live and survive in this hostile terrain that is now seeing rapid changes thanks to the rise in average global temperatures. See also how such activities as industry, tourism and research have changed the land.
Presented in a landscape format and with captions revealing many fascinating but little- known facts about the history, climate and terrain of this frozen wonderland, Arctic is a stunning collection of 190 images.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 25mm | 1,450g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190 photographs; 190 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860479
  • 9781838860479
  • 1,331,761

Table of contents

Introduction

Artic Lands

Canada
USA
Greenland
Iceland
Sweden
Norway
Svalbard
Finland
Russia

Wildlife of the Arctic
Alaska moose
Arctic and red fox
Arctic, Mountain and Snowshoe hares
Arctic and Alaskan tundra wolves
Bearded and Harp seals
Beluga whale
Barren-ground caribou
Canada and Eurasian lynx
Eurasian elk
European viper
Fritillary butterfly
Gyrfalcon
Hoary marmot
Husky dog
Mountain and Svalbard reindeer
Muskox
Muskrat
Narwhal
Orca whale
North American brown bear
Polar bears
Puffin
Siberian brown lemming
Snow goose
Snowy owl
Viviparous lizard
Walrus
Willow ptarmigan
Wolverine

Living in the Arctic
Animal skins
Building chums
Fishing
Housing - permanent and temporary Igloos
Inuksuk
Moving camp
Reindeer marking and herding
Sleds
Snowshoes
Tools
Travel
Yaranga

Tourism, Industry and Research
Abandoned settlements, buildings, stations
Arctic hotels
Cruise ships
Husky dog sleds
Fishing industry
Holidaying - excursions, tours, travel Icebreaker ships
Kayaking
Meteorological stations
Military bases
Northern Lights
Oil industry
Scientific research sites including
European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association
Snowmobiles
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Glacier climbing
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About Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guide books and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography and culture for adults and young people.
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