Arctic fox: life at the top of the world

Book Cover
Average Rating
Firefly Books,
Pub. Date:

Curious, innovative and mysterious survivors of the arctic tundra.

Ever since explorers began venturing north into the harsh lands of the arctic, they have encountered arctic foxes in the unlikeliest of places. The arctic fox is an extraordinary creature. No bigger than a house cat, it survives on almost nothing in the middle of a land so hostile it seems incompatible with the very existence of life. The tundra is a place of endless days or endless nights where temperatures can reach -58°F (-50°C) for weeks at a time, and where the terrain consists mostly of ice sheets, pack ice, ice floes, icebergs, ice shelves and glaciers.

Arctic Fox tells the story of this animal from its evolutionary beginnings to its difficult life in the far north involving:

  • Mating and raising a family
  • Hunting and scavenging
  • Its relationship with the polar bear and other arctic inhabitants
  • The fur trade
  • Adaptation to seasonal changes
  • The never-ending struggle for survival in a fragile and vanishing environment.

This informative, lively and beautifully photographed book will fascinate naturalists and general readers.

More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a7127914-41df-5637-9e02-5de004aa89e0
Grouping Title arctic fox life at the top of the world
Grouping Author hamilton garry
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-19 04:58:26AM
Last Indexed 2019-01-22 04:51:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Rosing, Norbert.
author Hamilton, Garry, 1962-
author2-role Rosing, Norbert.
author_display Hamilton, Garry
collection_arlington Adult Oversize Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id a7127914-41df-5637-9e02-5de004aa89e0
isbn 9781554073412
item_details ils:.b13000871|.i13870579|Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction|599.776 HAMIL|||1|false|false|||||Due Feb 8, 2019|Jan 12, 2019|canov||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-01-22T09:51:45.309Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 599.776 HAMIL
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781554073412
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b13000871|Book|Books||English|Firefly Books,|[2008]|231 pages : color ; 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13000871 .i13870579 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
subject_facet Arctic fox
title_display Arctic fox : life at the top of the world
title_full Arctic fox : life at the top of the world / Garry Hamilton ; photographs by Norbert Rosing
title_short Arctic fox :
title_sub life at the top of the world