Northern Lights

by Polly Evans

Northern Lights

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An updated second edition of Bradt's practical guide to the best places to view the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomena, arguably the greatest light show you'll ever see. They are also one of the major tourist draws of the Arctic and sub-Arctic winter. This book covers information on everything from how to photograph the aurora to what to wear, and how to understand northern lights forecasting, as well as the science behind the aurora and the auroral oval. It also details the best locations form from which the aurora can be viewed, covering, in Europe, Scandinavia, Lapland, Iceland and Greenland. New for this second edition is coverage of viewing points in Canada and Alaska. In addition, the guide provides information on tour operators offering northern lights packages. Bradt's Northern Lights is the only guidebook that caters to the large number of people whose dream is to see the aurora borealis.

About the author

Polly Evans is an award-winning journalist and writer. She is the author of Bradt's Yukon, as well as five narrative travel books, including Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman, in which she tells of learning to drive sled dogs in northern Canada. When not on the road, Polly works as a teacher at Wellington College in England.

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Are the Northern Lights?
Chapter 2 Where to See the Northern Lights
Chapter 3 Practical Information
Chapter 4 Beyond the Northern Lights
Chapter 5 The Northern Lights in History
Appendix Further Information