Arctic: Life Inside the Arctic Circlepresents a snapshot of what life is like in the frosty world of this wintry paradise, its challenges far removed from those of our own more temperate climate. The Arctic may be cold and remote, but it is far from being a barren wasteland; in fact, it is teeming with life and activity, and is one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Arctic includes stunning photographs of the region's most inspiring landscapes and the animal residents of this northernmost area of the world, and an insight into how industry, research, and tourism has impacted the terrain. Ranging across continents to the furthest, icy reaches of the Arctic Circle, this book travels from Russia and Scandinavia to Greenland, Canada, and the USA, taking in glaciers, icebergs, summer tundra, and sea ice. On this journey, we are introduced to such animals as the polar bears of Svalbard, get to know how the Arctic's human inhabitants operate and survive in an extreme environment, see how science and industry have changed the region, and revel in the sheer majesty of this dramatic realm, learning what, when viewed together, this can tell us about life in the frozen north.
About the Author
Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guidebooks and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography, and culture for adults and young people.