Apun: The Arctic Snow (A Teacher's Guide)

Apun: The Arctic Snow (A Teacher's Guide)

by Matthew Sturm

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Overview

There are some twenty-five words for “snow” in the Inupiaq language. Each word denotes a different kind of snow—fresh powder snow, hard pack, soft snow, very wet snow, or just snow. Such fine distinction is reasonable, for over the centuries, Natives of the Arctic have had to rely on their knowledge of the snow to survive. Now Matthew Sturm has prepared an educational children’s book designed to teach a new generation of Arctic residents the importance of Arctic snow cover. Fully illustrated to demonstrate the cycle of the snow cover, Apun covers each phase of the “snow year.” Geared towards grades 3–4, this is a must read for elementary science classes.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602230705
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Matthew Sturm is a research physical scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. He lives and works in Fairbanks.

Table of Contents


About This Book
Acknowledgments

Snow and Life
   Barrow, Alaska
   The Snow Calendar
   Snow Is a Quilt
   Snow and Lemmings
   Snow and Caribou
   Snow and Shrubs
   Snowmobiles

Snow Crystals
   Condensation Nuclei
   Diamond Dust
   Snowflakes 
   Capped Columns
   Water Molecules

Changing Snow
   October Snow
   Snow Metamorphism
   Three Metamorphic Forces

Wind
   Snow Saltation
   Blizzards
   Sintering
   Drifts
   Cornices

Temperature Gradients
   Vapor Sublimation and Condensation
   Depth Hoar Crystals
   Pukak
   Playing on Depth Hoar
   Observing Depth Hoar

Heat
   Melt Clusters
   Percolation Columns
   Firnspiegel
  
Slush

Snow and People
   Snow Knives
   Snow Houses
   Snow and Disappearing Sea Ice
   Apun Is Life

Iñupiaq Glossary
Index

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