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Wildlife of the Arctic

Field / Identification Guide
By: Richard Sale(Author), Per Michelsen(Author)
335 pages, colour photos, 2 colour & 1 b/w illustration, 1 colour map
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  • Wildlife of the Arctic ISBN: 9780008205560 Paperback Feb 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Wildlife of the Arctic celebrates the Arctic, exploring the natural history that has so inspired generations.

Early travellers to the Arctic brought back tales of amazing creatures and of the endurance required of visitors, the Arctic becoming a land of inspiration and imagination. Adventurers test themselves against it. Its wildlife still amazes when film and television show Earth's natural wonders it is always the polar regions that draw the biggest audiences. But today the Arctic is in retreat. Humanity's relentless exploitation of the Earth's resources in the pursuit of progress has, it seems, altered the climate and threatens the ice and ice-living organisms. It is a clich that the loss of a species diminishes us, but it is true nonetheless. Even to people who have never seen a Polar Bear its loss will be immeasurable as the bear is iconic, both defining and reflecting the Arctic.

This Traveller's Guide is designed to give visitors a handy identification guide to the wildlife they might see as they travel around, including stunning photography and detailed descriptions of each species.

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  • Compact and brief
    By Keith 19 Jul 2019 Written for Paperback
    This pocket-sized photographic field guide uses over 800 images to illustrate around 250 birds, 90 mammals, 30 plants and ten butterflies that might be encountered in Arctic tours to Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Each species is described in around 100 words of text. The book’s small size will be an asset to the lightweight Arctic tourist (compared to Richard Sale’s much larger A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife, Helm, 2006) but the text is compressed into such a small space that it is a challenge to the eyes. That said, there is brief information on identification, behaviour and range for each species. A 28-page introduction also explains the area covered and the challenges that this fragile region faces.
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Richard Sale is a physicist, with a PhD in astrophysics. After working as a glaciologist in Switzerland and then in the UK power industry he gave up fulltime physics for his first loves – birds and the Arctic. He has written and taken photographs for many books, including To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Polar Exploration, which was the 2003 UK Outdoor Writers Guild Best Book on an Outdoor Theme, and The Gyrfalcon (Popatov and Sale), which was the US Wildlife Society's Book of the Year for 2006. He is an experienced explorer who has climbed and trekked all over the world but is most at home in the Arctic and higher terrains.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Richard Sale(Author), Per Michelsen(Author)
335 pages, colour photos, 2 colour & 1 b/w illustration, 1 colour map
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