Land of Extremes: A Natural History of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska


Huge Savings Item! Save 16% on the Land of Extremes: A Natural History of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska by University of Alaska Press at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This book is a comprehensive guide to the natural history of the North Slope, the only arctic tundra in the United States. The first section provides detailed information on climate, geology, landforms, and ecology. The second provides a guide to the identification and natural history of the common animals and plants and a primer on the human prehistory of the region from the Pleistocene through the mid-twentieth century. The appendix provides the framework for a tour of the natural history feat


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This book is a comprehensive guide to the natural history of the North Slope, the only arctic tundra in the United States. The first section provides detailed information on climate, geology, landforms, and ecology. The second provides a guide to the identification and natural history of the common animals and plants and a primer on the human prehistory of the region from the Pleistocene through the mid-twentieth century. The appendix provides the framework for a tour of the natural history features along the Dalton Highway, a road connecting the crest of the Brooks Range with Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean, and includes mile markers where travelers may safely pull off to view geologic formations, plants, birds, mammals, and fish. Featuring hundreds of illustrations that support the clear, authoritative text, Land of Extremes reveals the arctic tundra as an ecosystem teeming with life.  

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Manufacturer:
University of Alaska Press
Category:
Polar Regions
EAN:
9781602231818
ISBN:
1602231818
Author:
Array
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication Date:
2012-09-15
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
1.4 pounds
Item Size:
0.7 x 9 x 6 inches
Package Weight:
1.4 pounds
Package Size:
6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

 


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