Wildlife of the Arctic is an accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to the birds, land and sea mammals, and plants and lichens of the northern polar region--including Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Written and illustrated by naturalists with extensive Arctic experience, this handy book features detailed facing-page descriptions of each species, including information about identification, range, distribution, and breeding and wintering grounds. A substantial introduction explains the area covered, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming. This portable, user-friendly guide is the perfect companion for birders, ecotourists, and cruise-line passengers visiting the Arctic Circle and other areas of the far north. An accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to Artic wildlife. Features more than 800 color photos illustrating more than 250 bird species, 60 land mammals, and 30 seals and whales. Includes extensive facing-page species descriptions and identification information. Provides an overview of the Arctic region, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming. Explores each family of birds and mammals, and has sections covering fish, insects, plants, and lichens.