Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

ISBN-10: 0226668142
ISBN-13: 9780226668147
Edition: N/A
Authors: E. C. Pielou
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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.

Contents
Sky
The Land of the Midnight Sun What about the Midday Moon? A Compass near the Magnetic Pole
The Geomagnetic Pole
The Aurora Borealis, or ""Northern Lights""
Climate and Atmosphere
The Arctic Climate
The Seasons
The Climate near the Ground Arctic Mirages
Ther Air Made Visible
Terrain Ice Caps and Glaciers Permafrost Traces of the Ice Age Tundra Polygons Pingos Peat: Peat Mounds, Palsas, and Peat Plateaus Tundra Hummocks Patterned Ground of Other Kinds Underground ice Thawing landscapes Arct

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