Introduction Chapter 1 What Are the Northern Lights Chapter 2 Where to See the Northern Chapter 3 Practical Information Chapter 4 Beyond the Northern Lights Chapter 5 The Northern Lights in History Appendix Further Information Biographical Notes
Polly Evans is an award-winning journalist and author, specialising in travel to the Arctic and sub-Arctic. Her first experience of travelling in the far north came when she spent three months in Canada's Yukon researching a narrative travel book about learning to drive sled dogs, Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman. During that trip, she saw the Northern Lights many times and noticed the ephemeral magic they evoked even in the hearts of hardened northerners. It was on a trip to Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories, however, that Polly saw the display that made her understand why this phenomenon has for so long been sought by so many. 'It lasted only 10 or 15 minutes, but was perhaps the most intense experience of beauty that I have ever known,' she says. In writing Bradt's Northern Lights, Polly greatly enjoyed discovering the scientific facts and historical stories behind the aurora, as well as sharing her own practical knowledge of travel in northern lands.
'Northern Lights is a handy practical guide.'-The Daily Telegraph 'Bradt has published the first-ever Northern Lights travel guide, which answers those how, what, where and when questions posed by travellers in search of the dazzling atmospheric phenomenon.'-TNT Magazine 'Northern Lights gives some good advice on the best countries and destinations from which to view the aurora borealis and there are good tips on what you should wear.'-Sky at Night