Arctic Wings

Arctic Wings

Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Book - 2006
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Two hundred color images celebrating the birds that journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge each year are accompanied by essays by noted biologists and conservationists.

Blackwell North Amer
Arctic Wings is a celebration in word and image of the birds that have journeyed to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and back every year since time immemorial. In 200 color images from nature photographers Subhankar Banerjee, Steven Kazlowski, Michio Hoshino, Authur Morris, Mark Wilson, and Hugh Rose, we experience an intense drama of birth and renewal. Essays by biologists and conservationists detail the life histories of representative bird species from every major group including loons and waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, gulls and terns, owls and songbirds, as well as the remarkable birds that over-winter in the refuge, explaining how the unique habitats of the refuge are critical to all. David Allen Sibley reflects on the grand dance of avian migration and the sense of time and place on the earth that it provides; Debbie Miller tells how the perilous journeys of songbirds from the Arctic connect the world's people; Mark Wilson shares his story of discovery canoeing down the refuge's Canning River; Robert Thompson and Sarah James reveal the relationship between birds and Native cultures; Kenn Kaufman considers the connections between the Arctic and the places we love to watch birds; and more.
Arctic Wings reveals the vital importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to world bird populations and the consequences of allowing oil exploration within its boundaries.

Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 192 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9780898869750
Branch Call Number: 598.09798 Arc


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May 16, 2017

Good pictures but a lot of accompanying text.

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