Above the Timberline


Author: Gregory Manchess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481459252

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6726

From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places. In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline. Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.

Doctor at Timberline

True Tales, Travails, and Triumphs of a Pioneer Colorado Physician


Author: Charles Fox Gardiner

Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District

ISBN: 1567352545

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 245

View: 6688

'Doctor at Timberline' is a vivid collection of stories about a young East Coast doctor who goes to Colorado in 1880 to care for rough and tumble miners and cattlemen and their families.

Above timberline

a wildlife biologist's Rocky Mountain journal


Author: Dwight R. Smith,Alan Anderson

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc


Category: Nature

Page: 246

View: 6576

Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline

Tree Existence at High Altitudes with Special Reference to the European Alps


Author: W. Tranquillini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642671071

Category: Science

Page: 140

View: 4471

In the European Alps the importance of forests as protection against ava lanches and soil erosion is becoming ever clearer with the continuing increase in population and development of tourism. The protective potential of the moun tain forests can currently only be partially realised because a considerable propor tion of high-altitude stands has been destroyed in historical times by man's extensive clearing ofthe forests. The forests still remaining are of limited effec tiveness, due to inadequate density of trees and over-maturity. Considerable efforts, however, are now being made in the Alps and other mountains of the globe to increase the high-altitude forested area through reforestation, to raise depressed timberlines, and to restore remaining protection forests using suit able silvicultural methods to their full protective value. This momentous task, if it is to be successful, must be planned on a sound foundation. An important prerequisite is the assembly of scientific facts con cerning the physical environment in the protection forest zone of mountains, and the course of various life processes of tree species occurring there. Since the introduction of practical field techniques it has been possible to investigate successfully the reaction of trees at various altitudes to recorded factors, and the extent to which they are adapted to the measured situations. Such ecophysio logical studies enable us to recognize the site requirements for individual tree species, and the reasons for the limits of their natural distribution.

Adirondack Wildlife

A Field Guide


Author: James M. Ryan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584657491

Category: Nature

Page: 249

View: 1378

The first comprehensive field guide to the habitats and wildlife of the Adirondack State Park

Ecology and Biogeography of High Altitude Insects


Author: M.S. Mani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789061931140

Category: Science

Page: 530

View: 3294

In my book Introduction to High Altitude Entomology, published in 1962, I summa rized the results of eight years' studies, mainly on the Himalaya. I have since then had the opportunity of studying the collections of high altitude insects from the Alps, Carpathians, Caucasus, Urals, Alai-Pamirs, Tien Shan, Altai and other im portant mountains of the world in different museums and institutions in Europe. Through the courtesy and generosity of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I was also able to personally collect insects and make valuable field observations on the Caucasus, the Alai-Pamirs, Ala-Tau and the Tien Shan mountains. Through comparative studies I have tried to synthesize the fundamental principles of high altitude entomology. I have described here the distinctive characters of the high altitude environment, the ecological specializations of the high altitude insects, their ecological inter relations and the outstanding peculiarities of their biogeography. I have also pre sented here an outline of the high altitude entomology of the principal mountains of the world, with brief accounts of their orogeny, geology and vegetation. This book differs from all other contributions in the field in its comparative ecological approach and in the fact that the main emphasis is throughout on the evolution of the high altitude ecosystem as an integral part of the orogeny. High mountains are, in all parts of the world, important and independent centres of origin and differ entiation of distinctive and highly specialized ecosystems and faunas.

Columbia River to Stevens Pass


Author: Fred Beckey

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898865776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 351

View: 9921

Comprehensive climbing approach, route guides to Washington's Cascades.

Hiking the North Cascades

A Guide to More Than 100 Great Hiking Adventures


Author: Erik Molvar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762757744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 1786

Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

Biological Systems under Extreme Conditions

Structure and Function


Author: Y. Taniguchi,H.E. Stanley,H. Ludwig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540659921

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 6550

It is now possible to study the structure and function of biological systems under extreme pressures and temperatures. This book describes the resulting theory and applications of these pressure and temperature effects, even addressing the theory of the origin and evolution of life.