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Interior and Northern Alaska; A Natural History


How did these creatures manage to survive the extremes of Alaska’s environment? How were the Alaskan dinosaurs different from their counterparts elsewhere in the world? How have present-day animals and plants adapted to the harsh winters?
Open up to Ron Smith’s world and learn that the answer is not just in what these creatures are – their size or color or type of skin covering – but also in what they do. Smith highlights the most interesting of Alaska’s residents – the towering grizzly as well as the petite pika, the ‘coat-changing’ ptarmigan and the ever-popular salmon – to reveal nature at its amazing best. This insatiably curious scientist asks questions we would never think of to discover the wonder of this wild land. Part of the TPS Alaska series. Look at How Not To Die Hunting, Interior and Northern Alaska coloring book, Undeserved Punishment and Spirit Of The Arctic CD and DVD. Lesson plans, using the Alaska suite of resources, appear in K-12 ELAR and Science programs, and can be found in Texas and National programs. Have students compare the landforms and animals and plants of their State to Alaska.

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How can a ponderously slow-growing evergreen ever hope to survive when it’s surrounded by the rapidly growing deciduous trees?
Building upon the discoveries of Alaska’s extinct dinosaurs and plants and the interrelationship of current species, Smith looks to the future. What are the trends?
Which of these specially adapted flora and fauna are likely to survive or even flourish?
Past, present, or future, our country’s final frontier continues to fascinate. Join Smith on his journey within and around Alaska for a truly unique tour of its incredible inhabitants.


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