The Arctic Snow

Matthew Sturm


Matthew Sturm

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

44 pages | 53 line drawings | 8 1/2 x 9 1/4 | © 2009
Paper $12.95 ISBN: 9781602230699 Published November 2009
E-book $7.00 to $12.95 ISBN: 9781602231122 Published March 2010

There are some twenty-five words for “snow” in the Inupiaq language. Each word denotes a different kind of snow—fresh powder snow, hard pack, soft snow, very wet snow, or just snow. Such fine distinction is reasonable, for over the centuries, Natives of the Arctic have had to rely on their knowledge of the snow to survive. Now Matthew Sturm has prepared an educational children’s book designed to teach a new generation of Arctic residents the importance of Arctic snow cover. Fully illustrated to demonstrate the cycle of the snow cover, Apun covers each phase of the “snow year.” Geared towards grades 3–4, this is a must read for elementary science classes.

Snow and Life

Snow Crystals

Changing Snow
   Temperature Gradient

Snow and People

Inupiaq Glossary

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