Do iceworms eat ice? Can you hear the aurora? How does mosquito repellent work? Why are Alaskan volcanoes evenly spaced along the coast? Is it possible for hot water to freeze faster than cold water? Where are Alaska's more than 125 hot springs? Why are northern twilights so long? Do glaciers slide or do they flow? Why do snowflakes flutter as they fall?
In Alaska Science Nuggets
, Neil Davis answers these and many other intriguing questions in the entertaining and informative style that makes him one of Alaska's favorite science writers. This compendium of nearly 400 articles, including articles by other contributors to a science column carried by various Alaska newspapers, discusses phenomena as diverse as the northern lights, permafrost, glaciers, meteorology, volcanoes, earthquakes, archaeology, Alaskan plants, mammoths, early humans, and northern living.
Tourists and long-time Alaskans alike have made this much-loved book a bestseller for years. Alaska Science Nuggets
is a great reference or gift for anyone interested in the phenomenal natural history of the North.
Chapter One: Auroras and Related Things
Chapter Two: Astronomy and Keeping Time
Chapter Three: Northern Sky and Weather
Chapter Four: Water and Ice
Chapter Five: The Sea
Chapter Six: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tectonics
Chapter Seven: Northern Plants
Chapter Eight: Northern Animals
Chapter Nine: Our Heritage
Chapter Ten: Living in the North