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Author Sturm, Matthew.

Title Apun, the arctic snow : teachers' guide / Matthew Sturm
Published Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 68 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents About This Book; Acknowledgments; Snow and Life; Barrow, Alaska; The Snow Calendar; Snow Is a Quilt; Snow and Lemmings; Snow and Caribou; Snow and Shrubs; Snowmobiles; Snow Crystals; Condensation Nuclei; Diamond Dust; Snowflakes; Capped Columns; Water Molecules; Changing Snow; October Snow; Snow Metamorphism; Three Metamorphic Forces; Wind; Snow Saltation; Blizzards; Sintering; Drifts; Cornices; Temperature Gradients; Vapor Sublimation and Condensation; Depth Hoar Crystals; Pukak; Playing on Depth Hoar; Observing Depth Hoar; Heat; Melt Clusters; Percolation Columns; Firnspiegel
SlushSnow and People; Snow Knives; Snow Houses; Snow and Disappearing Sea Ice; Apun Is Life; Iñupiaq Glossary; Index
Summary There are some twenty-five words for "snow" in the Inupiaq language. Each word denotes a different kind of snow-fresh powder snow, hard pack, soft snow, very wet snow, or just snow. Such fine distinction is reasonable, for over the centuries, Natives of the Arctic have had to rely on their knowledge of the snow to survive. Now Matthew Sturm has prepared an educational children's book designed to teach a new generation of Arctic residents the importance of Arctic snow cover. Fully illustrated to demonstrate the cycle of the snow cover, Apun covers each phase of the "snow year." Geared towards g
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Subject Snow -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Arctic regions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602231117 (electronic bk.)
9781602231115 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)