Narwhals Are Awesome

Author: Jaclyn Jaycox

Publisher: Pebble

ISBN: 1977109977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Lift your tail and splash the water! It's time to share a day up close with a narwhal. See this whale's watery home, what it eats, and how it cares for its young. This book from the series A Day in the Life: Polar Animals describes a typical day and night in the life of a narwhal. Features include a body map with labels for key aspects of the animal's body.

Narwhal

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406228923

Category: Narwhal

Page: 24

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Follow a narwhal through its day as it eats, swims, and cares for its young.

Narwhals

Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Author: Todd McLeish

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804696

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey-halibut, cod, and squid. Join Todd McLeish as he travels high above the Arctic circle to meet: Teams of scientific researchers studying the narwhal's life cycle and the mysteries of its tusk Inuit storytellers and hunters Animals that share the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and two kinds of seals McLeish consults logbooks kept by whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the relationship between the real narwhal and the mythical unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists studying changes in the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a history of the trade in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard through hydrophones, Narwhals reveals the beauty and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the threat it faces from a rapidly changing world. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwaqdKyLCQ&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=9&feature=plcp

Arctic Animals and Their Adaptations to Life on the Edge

Author: Arnoldus Schytte Blix

Publisher: Tapir Academic Press

ISBN: 9788251920506

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Where and what is the Arctic? What animals live there, and how are they distributed? How do they cope with cold in their austere environment, and how can Arctic mammals survive birth when it is 40 degrees below freezing. How can seals dive to a depth of 1000 metres and stay submerged for more than an hour, and how does complete darkness in winter affect the inhabitants of the high Arctic? This book answers these questions and also gives an introduction to the Arctic. It is based on the author's 40 years of experience in the Arctic, its environment and animal life. As this book contains almost 200 illustrations and deals with the entire Arctic animal kingdom, it will be suitable as a textbook for courses in Arctic biology, and also serve specialists in the field. It is a reference book and a source of information about published original literature.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Author: Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen,Kit M. Kovacs

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128043814

Category: Science

Page: 1190

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The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Third Edition covers the ecology, behavior, conservation, evolution, form and function of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, otters and polar bears. This edition provides new content on anthropogenic concerns, latest information on emerging threats such as ocean noise, and impacts of climate change. With authors and editors who are world experts, this new edition is a critical resource for all who are interested in marine mammals, especially upper level undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and managers, and is a top reference for those in related fields, from oceanographers to environmental scientists. Significant content and topic updates, as well as the addition of new topics in such areas as anthropogenic disturbance Visual maps of the oceans and seas mentioned in contributions, helping to place the geographical features described in the text with clear, consistent species illustrations Written to help users learn new information or brush up on a topic quickly, with the references at the end of each entry to help guide readers into more specialist literature

The Beholder's Eye

A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism

Author: Walt Harrington

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802199621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories: people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote; and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction. The Beholder’s Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J. R. Moehringer’s quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschke’s story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers Web site; Scott Anderson’s story of his lifetime of covering war after war; Harrington’s own tale of his interracial family’s struggle to persevere; and many others. Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring readers insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third-person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing, and any reader with an appreciation for masterful storytelling.

Arctic Dreams

Author: Barry Lopez

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473512492

Category: Travel

Page: 512

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez’s journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. And, in crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic – the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man’s imagination and ambition for centuries.

Olrik

Ein Tag im Leben eines Pinguins

Author: Alfred Könner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407771773

Category:

Page: 30

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Arctic Riviera

a book about the beauty of Northeast Greenland

Author: Ernst Hofer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 125

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As You Do

Adventures With Evel, Oliver, and The Vice-President Of Botswana

Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The life and times of the No.1 bestselling author of ON THE EDGE. The wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of a very brave and clever TV presenter, Arctic Explorer and general drawer of the Short Straw. As one third of the BBC's Top Gear team, Richard Hammond's year since his near-fatal accident has been full of stunts and drama. From a race to the North Pole (with skis and dog-sled) to a journey through Botswana in a car named Oliver, and a seventeen-mile run through floods to his Gloucestershire home, in order to get to his daughter's birthday party, the year has been eventful, to say the least . . .With his boundless optimism in the face of certain failure, Richard Hammond has become one of our funniest writers about a life (and a job) which constantly present a challenge.

Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 239

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Culled from nine years of travel on seven continents, the 150 stunning images in this book constitute a portrait of the natural beauty o the planet, including essays by Art Davidson to accompany each of five sections--Desert, Ocean, Mountain, Forest, and Polar.