White-Tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra

White-Tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine Tundra

by Joyce Gellhorn
     
 

Celebrating the white-tailed ptarmigan in a month-by-month photographic essay, Joyce Gellhorn reveals the elusive habits of the only bird capable of surviving on the harsh, alpine tundra of the Rocky Mountains throughout the year. Discover an appreciation and awe for the adaptations of a species living on the edge, a species that contends with bitter cold, fierce… See more details below

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Celebrating the white-tailed ptarmigan in a month-by-month photographic essay, Joyce Gellhorn reveals the elusive habits of the only bird capable of surviving on the harsh, alpine tundra of the Rocky Mountains throughout the year. Discover an appreciation and awe for the adaptations of a species living on the edge, a species that contends with bitter cold, fierce winter storms, and short breeding seasons. Because they live in a precarious balance with their environment, white-tailed ptarmigan may well serve as a barometer to the health of our planet in terms of global warming.

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ISBN-13:
9781555663971
Publisher:
Big Earth Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.45(d)

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