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Those of us in the lower forty-eight states tend to think of Alaska as an unremitting wasteland of frigid temperatures, ice, and snow. But in reality, because of its immense size and its position at the edge of the Arctic, Alaska has a remarkably varied and complex climate. Replete with striking photos, maps, and charts, "The Climate of Alaska" presents a detailed picture of what to expect in this state of climate extremes. From the 40-below temperatures of the Interior to the twenty-four hours of daylight in a northern summer, Alaska's climate presents challenges to its inhabitants on a daily basis. Readers will find accessible descriptions of temperature, humidity, precipitation, and climate change that will enrich a visit to the state and provide insight on the living conditions of this fascinating place.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780612230071
ISBN-10: 0612230074
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 149mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Climate of Alaska by Martha Shulski

The Climate of Alaska

Paperback, February 2008