Bernhard Edmaier - BARREN
This chapter looks at the barren regions between the forested bands of the moderate climatic zones and the icy wastes of the poles. Barren land like this, where the cold weather rules, is also found in the high mountain regions of the earth in all zones, even the tropics. In Canada and Alaska, these bare landscapes are called ‘Barren Grounds’. In Greenland, Iceland, Finland and further eastwards along the northern shores of Siberia, they are known as ‘Tundra’.