By: Tony Soper
A Bradt Travel Guide
3rd Edition - 2012
Paperback: 160 pages
A barren and inhospitable region for most of the year, the Arctic is permanent home to only a handful of hardy creatures, including polar bears, seals and the rarest of all gulls. But come summer, the region explodes with life as plankton flourishes to support a massive population of fish, waterfowl and whales, all taking advantage of the seasonal abundance before retreating south to avoid the ice. For these few short months of almost endless daylight, the coastal Arctic offers a parade of wildlife delights for the intrepid explorer. This book is a timely review of Arctic life in an era when climate change is having a profound effect on extreme northern latititudes.
Written by renowned expedition leader Tony Soper and illustrated by award-winning wildlife artist Dan Powell, this fully updated and extended third edition now includes a guide to the flora and fauna of the Bering Sea. Packed with fascinating facts about the species and their habitats, plus invaluable tips on when and where to see what, it makes an angaging companion on-board ship and ashore.
'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.' - BBC Wildlife
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