Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1991 (print on demand)
Forlagets egne omtale:
birds have long held a fascination for Richard Vaughan, whose trips to the
region, watching and photographing birds, have provided the raw material for a
number of previous publications.
Here, he focuses on the historical aspects of Arctic ornithology, bringing to
life not only the birds but the activities of those who have lived with them, or
explored in search of them. A general introduction to the Arctic and the forces
that shape its bird populations and their biology is followed by sections on
native peoples, whaling and discovery ships, and the famous ornithologists who
have investigated these often inhospitable habitats.
Conservation, both of individual species and of habitats, is discussed against
the background of threats to the Arctic environment. Since half the Arctic lies
in Russia, detailed consideration is naturally given to Arctic bird studies in
that country, as well as in North America and Greenland.
Purely ornithological interludes look in detail at the Gyrfalcon, Knots,
Ross’s Gull, geese, divers, Snowy Owls and many more. The book includes
practical advice on how to visit the Arctic and where and when to go.
Richard Vaughan’s own photographs and the drawings of Swedish artist Gunnar
Brusewitz do real justice to the beauty of both the environment and its birds.
Illustrated by Gunnar Brusewitz