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Arctic Wings: Birds Of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [Paperback]

Stephen Brown , Subhankar Banerjee , Steven Kazlowski

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Book Description

June 14 2006
This is a celebration in word and image of the birds who return each year to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to nest - and how they link every point on the globe. 200 colour photos from award-wining nature photographers, Subhankar Banerjee, Steven Kazlowski and Arthur Morris are included. Essays by noted writers, biologists and conservationists, including David Allen Sibley, Debble Miller and former US president Jimmy Carter are provided. It offers life histories of individual bird species from every major group, including shorebirds, songbirds and raptors plus dramatic stories of migration and strategies for survival. It also includes an audio CD of Arctic bird songs.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books; Pap/Com edition (June 14 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898869765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898869767
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 27.7 x 27.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #632,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This magnificent book, with 200 sumptuous color photographs, is the story of the birds that return each summer to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. About 190 species gather from six continents and all 50 states to nest and rear their young. Included here are essays by biologists and conservationists recounting the life histories of loons and waterfowl; hawks, eagles, and falcons; shorebirds; gulls, terns, and jaegers; owls; land birds; and a few species that remain within the refuge in significant numbers year-round. David Allen Sibley, renowned author and illustrator of comprehensive guides for birders, writes in the introduction that these birds are constantly in motion, competing for territories and mates, building nests, and feeding their young and themselves. At the same time, Sibley points out, they must prepare for the migration south. The book makes clear the importance of the refuge to bird populations and the dire consequences of permitting oil exploration there. Bird-watchers will be captivated by the book; other readers may be inspired to take up this avocation. George Cohen
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About the Author

Debbie S. Miller grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She loved climbing trees, watching animals, and hiking in wild places such as Yosemite National Park. The natural world inspired her to write at a young age. After obtaining her teaching degree, Debbie moved to Alaska with her husband, Dennis. The call of the wild beckoned them from the freeways of California. 

For the past 35 years, Debbie has loved exploring the wilds of Alaska and studying its great diversity of wildlife. Alaska has been the foundation and inspiration for all of her writing. Her first wilderness adventure book, Midnight Wilderness (Sierra Club Books, 1990) describes the wonders and natural history of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge based on 14 years of explorations. Many of her nature books for children, such as Survival at 40 Below (Walker, 2010) have been recognized as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council (NSTA/CBC). 

Debbie enjoys speaking in schools across Alaska and America, sharing her books and programs with teachers and students of all ages. She also likes traveling to other wild regions of the world, such as Australia, where she recently studied some fascinating marsupials, reptiles, and birds. 

Alaska will always be a home that Debbie cherishes along with her two grown, beautiful daughters who still enjoy hiking, fishing and camping with her.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Arctic Wings Aug. 11 2006
By K. Freeman - Published on Amazon.com
This gorgeous book on the birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge combines writing by a variety of authors, from birding luminary David Sibley to local Native American residents, with many outstanding photographs. Overall, it provides a considerable amount of information on the bird species appearing in the ANWR and the effects that oil drilling might have on them. While some segments are more gracefully written than others, all are interesting.

Along with the book is a CD of birdsongs and ambient sounds of the region.
3.0 out of 5 stars Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge March 17 2014
By K.Jayaram - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Though this books contains an enormous amount of details on the Arctic refuge, but not much of bird images! But still a very good book with lots of information and some unusual images of the cold arctic. Those who can't afford to go to the arctic, this is the book one should pocess.
5.0 out of 5 stars great book picturing the arctic Dec 25 2013
By GR - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This a great book with interesting stories by great authors and amazing images. The image quality is not quite up to date in comparison with more recent publications.
5.0 out of 5 stars Owls 04 Feb. 22 2013
By K & D - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My firends have really enjoyed this book and the CD that came with it. I have this as well and it is an outstanding book and audio CD. If you love birds and the arctic, then this should be on your shelf. Thanks Amazon.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book that Covers a Place that May Not be here long. Oct. 19 2006
By John Matlock - Published on Amazon.com
This beautifully illustrated book is written by a collection of authors who have a love affair going with the birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Their writing, each on a different subject is filled with amazement, wonder and love for the area and its birdlife.

On the other side is a whole series of comments about protecting this environment and the thrust for development being urged by the oil companies and the Bush administration. Unfortunately, in the long run, I think that the environmentalists will lose. The 'God given rights' of the people to have inexpensive gasoline for their SUV's leads to power by the voting booth.

The book itself is of large format, printed on a very heavy paper with a printing quality that rivals photographs themselves. It is a beautiful book. There is also a CD included with the book that has recordings of 67 bird boices. This can be played as a single 60 minute recording, or you can select individual tracks of bird species.

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