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On arctic ground

Debbie S. Miller

On arctic ground

tracking time through Alaska"s National Petroleum Reserve

by Debbie S. Miller

  • 36 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Braided River in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wildlife conservation,
  • Natural areas,
  • Land use,
  • Natural resources management areas,
  • Oil wells

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Debbie S. Miller ... [et al.] ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt ; photography by Hugh Rose ... [et al.].
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL84.22.A4 O63 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25197675M
    ISBN 109781594856891
    LC Control Number2012000480

      Out in the tundra the Arctic ground squirrel is awakening from his eight month hibernation, the longest deepest hibernation of any animal .   Debbie Miller's book "On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve" has been out for a couple of years. But the Alaska teacher, author, explorer and conservationist.

    The arctic tundra forms a huge cap of land around the top of Earth. The center of this cap lies at the North Pole. This is an area where there are sunless days in winter and midnight sun in summer and where snow covers the ground for seven or eight months a year.   Top 10 Arctic novels a book about a murderer on a 19th-century Arctic whaling ship. The story is set in and around Baffin Bay, the stretch of sea and ice .

    Arctic Ground Squirrel It is one of the few Arctic animals that hibernate. In the summer it forages for tundra plants, seeds, and fruit to increase body fat for its winter hibernation. By late summer the male arctic ground squirrel begins to store food in its burrow so that in the spring it will have edible food until the new vegetation has grown. In recent years, a mysterious meteorological phenomena has been observed in the Arctic, in which northern snows slowly turn into rain. Instead of melting the snow already on the ground, the rainwater seeps through the snowpack, pools on top of the frozen soil, and then freezes into an impenetrable shell which prevents animals from grazing.


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On Arctic Ground, from Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, features a series of vignettes written by well-loved Alaskan author Debbie S. Miller (Midnight Wilderness) about the astonishing array of wildlife she has encountered over many seasons exploring the Reserve.

Additionally, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt writes the book's preface, drawing on his years of /5(4). * Full color conservation advocacy book features essays from Arctic authorities such as Bruce Babbitt, Jack Horner, Jeff Fair, and more.

* Published in Fossilized dinosaur bones. Caribou tracks, both 5/5(1). On Arctic Ground, from Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, features a series of vignettes written by well-loved Alaskan author Debbie S.

Miller (Midnight Wilderness) about the astonishing array of wildlife she has encountered over many seasons exploring the Reserve. Additionally, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt writes the book's preface, drawing on his. The Arctic ground squirrel looks small, harmless and innocent.

But this little creature survives some of the most challenging weather conditions that occur on the entire planet. It lives in the Arctic, which is literally on top of the world.

In the winter it Author: Tanya Turner. Arctic Ground Squirrel: Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals for Kids (Amazing Creature Series) - Kindle edition by Turner, Tanya. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Arctic Ground Squirrel: Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals for Kids (Amazing Creature Series).Author: Tanya Turner.

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I particularly liked the history of Canada's "Barren Lands" in the north from the s onward. I also learned a great deal of earth science and by:   1. Arctic Dreams. Barry Lopez’s National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.

Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who. “With thousands of years of history frozen in time, it's no wonder that many southerners like me romanticize the north as a place where we can freeze our former selves, thaw, and then bloom anew.

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Fun facts and beautiful colored pictures of the Arctic Ground Squirrel in this amazing creature series book. The Arctic ground squirrel looks small, harmless and innocent. But this little creature survives some of the most challenging weather conditions that occur on the entire planet.

It lives in the Arctic, which is literally on top of the : Tanya Turner. Yes, the cover of this book features penguins, who don’t live in the Arctic, but the book has lots of information about how plants live in the tundra, how animals stay warm during the Arctic winter, how they find food, how they protect themselves, and how they hide.

She is the author of Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Braided River, ), On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (Braided River, ), and numerous award-winning children’s nature books about Alaska.

View Debbie’s site to learn on: SW Klickitat Way, Suite Seattle, WA Arctic vegetation is composed of plants such as dwarf shrubs, graminoids, herbs, lichens, and mosses, which all grow relatively close to the ground, forming example of a dwarf shrub is the one moves northward, the amount of warmth available for.

Label her books as romantic suspense or thrillers, either way, you get a story that is worth your time and money in gold, and In the Barren Ground, her latest procedural romantic suspense novel fits right in.

Set in The Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, the terrain is as unforgiving and harsh as they come/5. Consider: Every two or three weeks during hibernation, the arctic ground squirrel shivers itself back to its normal body temperature of degrees Fahrenheit (°C) and does not get cold again for some 12 to 15 hours.

Researchers say that this warming period, although brief, plays a. The Arctic ground squirrel has reddish fur on its face and sides and white specked gray to brown fur on its back. Its belly and the undersides of its legs are a light brown. It. On Arctic Ground aims to document the richness of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, a richness its authors and photographers say goes far beyond the potential oil reserves beneath its tundra.

"On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve" was written and complied by Debbie S. Miller. She will appear in Portland to speak at the Audubon Society on Nov. Arctic ground squirrels undergo a coat change from summer to winter.

Summer coats include red/yellow colourations along the cheeks and sides of the animal. In fall, these red patches are replaced with silvery fur. The average length of an Arctic ground squirrel is approximately 39 cm (15 in).Family: Sciuridae. Serreze's book takes the form of a very loose memoir, with stories of his time in the arctic as a young student to when he was quoted too much in the media in the years + as a prominent climate scientist trying to convince a skeptical public/5.

The Arctic ground squirrel is found in Alaska and in Arctic regions of eastern Russia and Canada. Although the species is found across an extremely wide area (covering an estimated 2 million km 2 /sq.

mi.), its distribution is patchy; it is present in high numbers in some areas but absent in others.The arctic is so cold that the ground beneath the tundra surface remains frozen all year.

This permanently frozen ground is called permafrost. The soil in the permafrost area remains colder than 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). If the soil never warmed up, there would be no plants growing in the arctic.