9781602231818

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9781602231818

  • ISBN 10:

    1602231818

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/15/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Alaska Pr

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Summary

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 Extremesreveals the arctic tundra as an ecosystem teeming with life.

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