Life at the Top of the World
A&C Black 2008
Hardback 231pp Illustrated 277x214mm
9781408106983   Product Code: 19034
The arctic fox is often outshone by the more popular polar bear and was rarely studied by scientists until the 1980s. This richly illustrated book seeks to redress the balance, revealing the fox's habitat and feeding and mating habits, its adaptability, the unparalleled insulating properties of its fur and, above all, its remarkable ability to survive in the hostile arctic tundra where temperatures regularly reach minus 50 degrees centigrade.