Publisher description for A complete guide to Arctic wildlife / Richard Sale ; photographs by Per Michelsen and Richard Sale.


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The most comprehensive field guide to Arctic wildlife.
This is the ideal guidebook to the wildlife of the Arctic, which is undergoing such a perilous change. Polar expert Richard Sale describes the ecological and human dynamics of the Arctic as a whole, with detailed information about the peoples of the region and their history. He also discusses the future for the region and its wildlife, severely threatened by both climatic change and the overwhelming pollution created by humankind.
Following sections on Arctic geology, geography, speciation and biogeography, the book provides extensive field coverage of all the region's mammals and birds. In-depth information on each species includes notes on identification, size, voice, distribution, diet, breeding, taxonomy and more.
A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife is packed with stunning photographs and features range maps of the entire circumpolar ranges -- including oceans and seas -- of the various polar creatures. This beautifully illustrated and authoritative book will provide a renewed understanding of the Arctic and its unique challenges.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Birds -- Arctic regions -- Identification.
Mammals -- Arctic regions -- Identification.
Animals -- Arctic regions -- Identification.
Natural history -- Arctic regions.
Animaux -- Arctique.