`Artic Life' almost looks like a children's picture book, and they would enjoy looking at this with an adult. You would have to do a short synopsis of the text, because the text is aimed at a higher level of reading, both in length and vocabulary. The book is divided into the large occupants of the arctic, the small - the plants, flowers, birds, the hunters and the hunted (non-human), marine mammals, and sea birds.
Wayne Lynch gives an introduction that is filled with his fascination of the arctic. The facts that are written of, for example; why isn't the landscape covered with antlers that are shed every year? He answers the questions that might occur about this region. There is not just one picture of the various animals, but several, giving you a good idea of what they really look like, even close ups of grizzly claws.
One irritation with all of these beautiful photographs....the sky is not always a clear blue, there are clouds and ice and storms and none of that is shown at all. Every picture is a clear blue perfect day. It would be nice to see this reality of the conditions in the artic and the occupants coping with that.
Those who wish a lovely picture book and some information about this cold wilderness would enjoy this book.