To the Arctic : an introduction to the far northern world / Steven B. Young.

By: Young, Steven B
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Wiley science editionsPublisher: New York : Wiley, c1989Description: xiii, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0471620823; 9780471620822Subject(s): Natural history -- Arctic regions | Arctic regions -- Description and travelDDC classification: 508.3113 LOC classification: QH84.1 | .Y68 1989Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents 1. Bears, boreas, and celestial mechanics: How we define and subdivide the polar regions -- 2. Polar weather and climate -- 3. Ice and snow -- 4. Glaciers and glaciology -- 5. Poplar landscapes: Glacial geology and geomorphology -- 6. The periglacial environment -- 7. Ice ages -- 8. Gateway to the Arctic: The northern forest and the timberline -- 9. Tundra vegetation and zonation -- 10. Tundra animals -- 11. Cold seas, shores, and inland waters -- 12. Birds of the Arctic -- 13. Ice ages II -- 14. The human presence in the Arctic.
Summary: Summary: Comprehensive overview of the flora and fauna, ecology, geology, climate, history, development, and importance of the entire polar region.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Table of contents 1. Bears, boreas, and celestial mechanics: How we define and subdivide the polar regions --
2. Polar weather and climate --
3. Ice and snow --
4. Glaciers and glaciology --
5. Poplar landscapes: Glacial geology and geomorphology --
6. The periglacial environment --
7. Ice ages --
8. Gateway to the Arctic: The northern forest and the timberline --
9. Tundra vegetation and zonation --
10. Tundra animals --
11. Cold seas, shores, and inland waters --
12. Birds of the Arctic --
13. Ice ages II --
14. The human presence in the Arctic.

Summary:
Comprehensive overview of the flora and fauna, ecology, geology, climate, history, development, and importance of the entire polar region.

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