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To the Arctic An Introduction to the Far Northern World

Out of Print
By: Steven B Young
368 pages, B/w photos, illus
To the Arctic
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  • To the Arctic ISBN: 9780471078890 Paperback Dec 1994 Out of Print #35621
  • To the Arctic ISBN: 9780471620822 Hardback Dec 1989 Out of Print #10173
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About this book

This is a comprehensive, non-technical guide to the natural history of the Arctic region, with detailed descriptions of the fauna and flora, weather patterns, sea life, glaciers and human habitation.

Contents

Bears, Boreas, and Celestial Mechanics: How We Define and Subdivide the Polar Regions. Polar Weather and Climate. Ice and Snow. Glaciers and Glaciology. Polar Landscapes: Glacial Geology and Geomorphology. The Periglacial Environment. Ice Ages. Gateway to the Arctic: The Northern Forest and the Timberline. Tundra Vegetation and Zonation. Tundra Animals. Cold Seas, Shores, and Inland Waters. Birds of the Arctic. Ice Ages II. The Human Presence in the Arctic. Index.

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Out of Print
By: Steven B Young
368 pages, B/w photos, illus
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