Soper, a naturalist who has made wildlife films, has written a lucid and knowledgeable guide filled with excellent watercolors by Dan Powell. Visitors to the Arctic will want to dip frequently into this portable volume to learn the habits and history of the local mammals of land and sea, birds, fish, invertebrates and plants, as well as the human history of the area. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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A barren and inhospitable region for most of the year, the Arctic is permanent home to just a handful of hardy creatures. But come the summer, the wind stirs the waters to bring minerals to the surface, nourishing the plankton that in turn attracts numerous birds and sea mammals to these shores. For just a few short months of almost endless daylight, the winter inhabitants of the Arctic fringes are joined by numerous shorebirds and waterfowl, seals and whales, all taking advantage of the abundance of food before heading south to avoid the harsh winter.Tony Soper's lively text provides the perfect companion to an exploration of the coastal regions of the Arctic and its inhabitants. Enhanced by specially commissioned watercolor paintings, this book will bring added insight to those visiting the Arctic in high summer, and lasting pleasure throughout the winter months. (5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 144 pages, watercolors, illustrations, maps)
Author Tony Soper was co-founder of the BBC's famous Natural History Unit and became its first film producer. Nowadays he is an expedition leader going in search of seabirds and whales and visiting the wildlife of remote islands. Award-winning illustrator Dan Powell is a full-time artist, specialising in birds. His work has been published in several key birding magazines including RSPB Birds.
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Descripción Bradt Travel Guides, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1841620203
Descripción Bradt Travel Guides, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Dan Powell Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1841620203
Descripción Bradt Travel Guides, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111841620203