A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World

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Lured form a career in medicine by the magic of the North nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Wayne Lynch returns every year to the arctic--the temptress that altered the course of his life. A world-acclaimed author and wildlife photographer, Lynch has compiled a book unlike any other on this distant region.

In A is for Arctic, he presents an intimate and entertaining look at the charismatic creatures that flourish in this wild polar world. Experience the sights and sounds of seabird ...

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Overview

Lured form a career in medicine by the magic of the North nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Wayne Lynch returns every year to the arctic--the temptress that altered the course of his life. A world-acclaimed author and wildlife photographer, Lynch has compiled a book unlike any other on this distant region.

In A is for Arctic, he presents an intimate and entertaining look at the charismatic creatures that flourish in this wild polar world. Experience the sights and sounds of seabird cliffs teeming with screaming kittiwakes and colorful auks, and marvel at the majesty of such northern mammals as the polar bear, fox, walrus, seal and whale. They have all adapted to a landscape still touched by the timeless flow of glaciers. Wonderfully illustrated with photographs that capture the delicate and complex nature of this region, A is for Arctic will change forever the way you view the North.

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Science Books and Films
Reviewing a good book is a pleasure, and this work qualifies as better than good.... With far more substance than one often finds in its category of publication. The profuse color photographs are stunning and their captions informative. The text is equally as strong as the illustrations.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
From aurora borealis to zoophiliac, this alphabetically arranged collection of splendid words and color photographs covers virtually every aspect of arctic natural history.... biologically accurate and artistically stunning.
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YAWhether for research projects or for casual and entertaining perusal, this book packs a punch. The author's stated goal is to provide in each alphabetized entry just one or two fascinating aspects of the creature or phenomenon at hand. In doing so, he whets readers' appetites for more information. That is the book's particular appeal. Lynch has included such diverse subjects as the aurora borealis, blizzards, ducks, lemmings, mosquitoes, oil, owls, spiders, wolves, and xanthoria. Tidbits of trivia contained in cutlines or as marginalia make every page a little gold mine. The glossy photographs, many full-page, are unsurpassed for clarity and composition among nature publications. There is a generous list of books and publications for further reading, and both the common and the scientific names of the creatures appear in the index.Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552090480
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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