Garry Hamilton Norbert Rosing
- Title: Arctic Fox: Life at the Top of the World
- Author: Garry Hamilton Norbert Rosing
- ISBN: 9781554073412
- Page: 241
- Format: Hardcover
Curious, innovative and mysterious survivors of the arctic tundra.Ever since explorers began venturing north into the harsh lands of the arctic, they have encountered arctic foxes in the unlikeliest of places The arctic fox is an extraordinary creature No bigger than a house cat, it survives on almost nothing in the middle of a land so hostile it seems incompatible withCurious, innovative and mysterious survivors of the arctic tundra.Ever since explorers began venturing north into the harsh lands of the arctic, they have encountered arctic foxes in the unlikeliest of places The arctic fox is an extraordinary creature No bigger than a house cat, it survives on almost nothing in the middle of a land so hostile it seems incompatible with the very existence of life The tundra is a place of endless days or endless nights where temperatures can reach 58F 50C for weeks at a time, and where the terrain consists mostly of ice sheets, pack ice, ice floes, icebergs, ice shelves and glaciers.Arctic Fox tells the story of this animal from its evolutionary beginnings to its difficult life in the far north involving Mating and raising a family Hunting and scavenging Its relationship with the polar bear and other arctic inhabitants The fur trade Adaptation to seasonal changes The never ending struggle for survival in a fragile and vanishing environment This informative, lively and beautifully photographed book will fascinate naturalists and general readers.
Recent Comments "Arctic Fox: Life at the Top of the World"
Smart and information-packed non-fiction, amazing photographs. Written in a lively, almost tongue-in-cheek voice that makes it far more interesting than a textbook. Covers a lot of ground, from foxes as a species in general, to the trials and tribulations of living in the Arctic, to the foxes' (unbeneficial, for the most part, eg trapping for fur) encounters with humanity, modern concerns of global warming and climate change, etcFoxes are really incredible animals, and arctic foxes are arguably [...]
Outstanding information on the arctic fox's livelihood, and wonderful pictures included. Although the first part seemed rather bland (I became too busy to continue reading, until 4 months later) it quickly became fascinating, to the point where I finished the rest within a few days. The fact that these compact fluff balls are able to survive at -100 degrees Fahrenheit completely astounded me. Interestingly, the author provides a comprehensive review of the arctic fox. He takes an in depth look a [...]
Arctic Foxes are incredible. I had no idea just how much so until I read this book. We became interested in Arctic Foxes because we have an Icelandic Sheepdog that looks a whole lot like one. But for the longest time the only books on Arctic Foxes were written for children. Then finally along comes Gary Hamilton with his thorough, scholarly book on the subject. And what a fascinating subject it is! Arctic Foxes are really one of nature's superheroes; an evolutionary marvel. As Hamilton points ou [...]
The book is worth the time just for some of beautiful photos of the arctic. The rest of the book is a great read about the history of the arctic fox in the north and all the challenges it has and is currently facing. In additional to highlighting many of the things we still don't understand. The Arctic Fox is truly a wonderful creature, a hardy critter of the north, with plenty of mysteries.
What a remarkable animal!
Very educational. I am now an arctic fox expert.
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