A Little Less Arctic

Top Predators in the World's Largest Northern Inland Sea, Hudson Bay

Editors: Ferguson, Steven H., Loseto, Lisa L., Mallory, Mark L. (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive look at the physical and biological characteristics of Hudson Bay
  • Presents up-to-date information on a region of intense interest, which is undergoing rapid environmental change
  • Collects both empirical science and traditional aboriginal knowledge
  • Forcasts future scenarios of changes resulting from global warming
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About this book

In Arctic Canada, Hudson Bay is a site of great exploration history, aboriginal culture, and a vast marine wilderness supporting large populations of marine mammals and birds. These include some of the most iconic Arctic animals like beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears. Due to the challenges of conducting field research in this region, some of the mysteries of where these animals move, and how they are able to survive in such seemingly inhospitable, ice-choked habitats are just now being unlocked. For example, are polar bears being replaced by killer whales? This new information could not be more salient, as the Hudson Bay Region is undergoing rapid environmental change due to global warming, as well as increased pressures from industrial development interests. A Little Less Arctic brings together some of the world’s leading Arctic scientists to present the current state of knowledge on the physical and biological characteristics of Hudson Bay and in particular the ecology of marine wildlife to highlight what information is required to better understand and adapt to the changes underway, and to forecast what will happen to marine wildlife of this vast inland sea in the future.

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From the reviews:

“Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay stretches north into Arctic waters where climate change is proceeding most rapidly. This 14-chapter work covers the physical environment (sea ice), food chain (capelin), marine mammals (beluga, narwhal, polar bear, orca, bowhead, ringed seal, walrus), and seabirds. Climate change and sea ice change are a central theme throughout. … Extensive references for each chapter; well illustrated. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic and professional collections, all levels.” (J. Burger, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011)

“A Little Less Arctic: Top Predators in the World’s Largest Northern Inland Sea is an edited compendium of the state of various predators (e.g., killer whales, polar bears) in the Hudson Bay Complex … . By providing a comprehensive overview of the current developments transpiring in the HBC, the book does provide senior undergraduates, graduate students and other individuals interested in this area with a good overview of the current ecological changes in the HBC.” (Raynald Harvey Lemelin, Human Ecology, Vol. 39, 2011)

“This book is a diverse compendium of work from a multitude of scientists, examining various predatory species in the Arctic versus the effects of climate change and the history and projected future of the Hudson Bay. … I very much enjoyed the papers presented in this book … . recommend this book to anyone looking to learn about the current issues facing this unique setting, the flora and fauna contained therein, and the efforts of dedicated scientists to unravel the mysteries of a changing habitat.” (Mike Pool, Aquatic Mammals, Vol. 39 (1), 2013)


         

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Ocean-Sea Ice-Atmosphere System of the Hudson Bay Complex

    Stewart, D. B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Changing Sea Ice Conditions in Hudson Bay, 1980–2005

    Hochheim, K. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Importance of Eating Capelin: Unique Dietary Habits of Hudson Bay Beluga

    Kelley, T. C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Migration Route and Seasonal Home Range of the Northern Hudson Bay Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)

    Westdal, K. H. (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

  • Polar Bear Ecology and Management in Hudson Bay in the Face of Climate Change

    Peacock, E. (et al.)

    Pages 93-116

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9121-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9120-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9390-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Little Less Arctic
Book Subtitle
Top Predators in the World's Largest Northern Inland Sea, Hudson Bay
Editors
  • Steven H. Ferguson
  • Lisa L. Loseto
  • Mark L. Mallory
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9121-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9121-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9120-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9390-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 308
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