Alaska Science Nuggets

Neil Davis

Neil Davis

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

233 pages | black and white photos | 8-1/2 x 11
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9780912006383 Published May 1989
Do iceworms eat ice?  Can you hear the aurora?  How does mosquito repellent work?  Why are Alaskan volcanoes evenly spaced along the coast?  Is it possible for hot water to freeze faster than cold water?  Where are Alaska's more than 125 hot springs?  Why are northern twilights so long?  Do glaciers slide or do they flow?  Why do snowflakes flutter as they fall?
 
In Alaska Science Nuggets, Neil Davis answers these and many other intriguing questions in the entertaining and informative style that makes him one of Alaska's favorite science writers.  This compendium of nearly 400 articles, including articles by other contributors to a science column carried by various Alaska newspapers, discusses phenomena as diverse as the northern lights, permafrost, glaciers, meteorology, volcanoes, earthquakes, archaeology, Alaskan plants, mammoths, early humans, and northern living.
 
Tourists and long-time Alaskans alike have made this much-loved book a bestseller for years.  Alaska Science Nuggets is a great reference or gift for anyone interested in the phenomenal natural history of the North.
Contents
Foreword
 
Chapter One: Auroras and Related Things
 
Chapter Two: Astronomy and Keeping Time
 
Chapter Three: Northern Sky and Weather
 
Chapter Four: Water and Ice
 
Chapter Five: The Sea
 
Chapter Six: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tectonics
 
Chapter Seven: Northern Plants
 
Chapter Eight: Northern Animals
 
Chapter Nine: Our Heritage
 
Chapter Ten: Living in the North
 
Index
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