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The Arctic Guide Wildlife of the Far North

Field / Identification Guide
By: Sharon Chester(Author)
542 pages, 200+ plates with colour illustrations; 800+ colour distribution maps
The Arctic Guide
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  • The Arctic Guide ISBN: 9780691139753 Paperback Aug 2016 In stock
  • The Arctic Guide ISBN: 9780691139746 Hardback no dustjacket Aug 2016 Out of Print #221166
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The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with an authoritative, portable 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, butterflies, fishes, 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 areas as diverse as the High Arctic islands of Canada, Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Alaska and the islands of the Bering Sea.

Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, size, habitat, range, scientific name, and unique characteristics that enable these organisms to survive in the extreme conditions of the Far North. A colour distribution map accompanies each species account, and alternative names in German, French, Norwegian, Russian, and Inuit dialects are also provided.


Acknowledgments 2
About This Book 3
Geographic Coordinates 4
Glossary 5
Arktos 10
Defining the Arctic 11
Map of the Arctic 12
Mammals 25
Birds 127
Fishes 373
Lizards and Frogs 399
Flies, Bees, and Butterflies 401
Flora 425
Bibliography 535
Indexes 537

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  • Outstanding field guide to arctic wildlife
    By Craig 11 Feb 2022 Written for Paperback
    This is a wonderful field guide for anyone who is travelling to the arctic. Compact enough for anyone to carry with them, Sharon Chester has pact an enormous amount of information in one handy guide from seaweeds to seabirds. Using her high-quality photos and concise and readable text this guide conveys complex information about identification in an easy to understand way. Not only is it of great practical value it is beautifully produced and a joy to browse. This is a true bargain and a must for anyone interested in the arctic.
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Sharon Chester is a naturalist, wildlife photographer, illustrator, and author of several natural history guides, including A Wildlife Guide to Chile. She splits her time between San Mateo, California, and her home in Fulton, Illinois, near the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Sharon Chester(Author)
542 pages, 200+ plates with colour illustrations; 800+ colour distribution maps
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"I can think of no other book that covers the same territory so completely."
– George L. Armistead, coauthor of Better Birding

"This book is an astonishing achievement. It is the perfect one-stop field guide for anyone visiting the Arctic, whether in the Old World or the New World."
– Nigel Redman, coauthor of Birds of the Horn of Africa

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