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Tundra reindeer travel as much as 3,000 miles a year.
  a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line
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  • Tundra reindeer travel as much as 3,000 miles a year.
  • "—as if my mother were some ancient peasant tribeswoman arriving from the tundra with an armful of raw yak meat and some buttons for bartering, trying to get something from Amy that wasn’t on offer.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • If she’d grown up in the Siberian tundra, born blind to shepherds, she still would have arrived here, now.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Despite warnings, even threats, from the Council, in the summer of 1908 my brothers and several hundred members of this renegade faction—a number of powerful ymbrynes among them, traitors every one—ventured into the Siberian tundra to conduct their hateful experiment.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • When the ice melted, sandy riverbeds were deposited on the land below, where they now provide almost the sole visual relief in the bleak monotony of the tundra plains.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Bod would always shake his head and look expectant and soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales of beautiful maidens kissed, of evildoers shot with pistols or fought with swords, of bags of gold, of diamonds as big as the tip of your thumb, of lost cities and of vast mountains, of steam-trains and clipper ships, of pampas, oceans, deserts, tundra.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • We have the same flow across the tundra and I know then we will finish.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • The furry rodents rode atop a giant pile of stuff in the back of Allan’s white Toyota Tundra for the four-hour drive from Phoenix to Magdalena.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Each day Zeke would launch me, his every breath a short, swift cloud; his hands blue and copiously veined, his face as gaunt and weary as a tundra, his voice the only voice in a village unawakened.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The rest of the border is mainly lake, though in the far north it becomes tundra too cold and barren to fight over.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen

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  • Froze to death up on the tundra.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He was working in the oil fields of Canada, up on the tree line where the tundra started and the forests ended.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • Bitter tundra that stretched in all directions, ice floes drifting out on the black waters of the Arctic sea, snow-capped mountains, and cities carved out of ice whose towers sparkled like the demon towers of Alicante.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The media lights shone off the white marble like sunlight off a snowy tundra.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Eighty miles from the Bering Sea and with temperatures of fifty below zero, I still found Bethel preferable to Ketchikan because at least the frozen tundra had blue sky and miles of visibility in all directions.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • North Bressia held desert, high tundra, and six major cities housing mostly burr-root harvesters and petroleum engineers.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The plants, scrubs, bushes, trees—all the vegetation was exactly like the Canadian tundra.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Marvin did not think these men were interested in photos of wolf packs on the tundra at sunset.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Whenever a cloud blocked out the warming rays, though, Regis was reminded that it was September on the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Powell interviewed Graham in the foyer of the auction room, before a crystal port overlooking the arctic tundra of Ganymede with the belted red-brown bulk of Jupiter filling the black sky.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Tundra grass was impracticable.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • How about a story about either (a) global warming and the undeniable 0.8-degree rise in temperature over the last one hundred years, which foretold Sahara-like consequences throughout the United States, or (b) how global warming might cause the next ice age and turn the United States into an icy tundra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Tundra swan and Canada geese literally surrounded them.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Here’s a perfect example: I owned a Toyota Tundra truck for a while, and I got tired of driving around with my headlights on all the time.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • From Harbor Bay west to the Lakelands, the northern tundra to the radiated wastes of the Ruins and the Wash, it’s all dangerous land for us.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It’s sure to be a sorry day when a drow — and a ranger, what’s more-gets taken off ’is guard on an open plain by two scab tundra yetis!
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • King Heafstaag was his primary rival on the tundra, commanding a force as dedicated, disciplined, and numerous as his own.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The huge, one-eyed king himself led the procession, his great, swinging strides indicative of the nomads of the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The dwarf was well above the tundra floor and the lowest of the countless stars that sparkled the night.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • In every direction the tundra rolled on, flat and earthen.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • "From a friend who often travels the tundra," he answered honestly.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The Coming Storm They started at dawn, charging across the tundra like an angry whirlwind.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • He longed for the freedom of the open tundra, where he could stretch his arms up high to the warmth of the sun or to the intangible pull of the moon.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Though he had set the trap nearly a century before, he knew that the poison of the Tundra Widowmaker snake had kept its deadly sting.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Bruenor’s as hard as mountain stone, and there is nothing on the tundra that can stop him.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Catti-brie was beyond his experience, a young woman who did not fit the role as it had been defined to him on the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • I didn’t take ’im under me eye for five years just to let him get cut down by a stinkin’ tundra yeti!
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • He remembered his own battle with tundra yetis nearly five years before.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Even on the few days that the wind shifted there was little relief, for Ten-Towns was bordered on-the north and west by miles of empty tundra and then more ice, the Sea of Moving Ice.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The King of the Tribe of the Elk had seen more battles than any man on the tundra, and by all appearances he was ready and anxious to fight in many more.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Far out on the tundra, a lone wolf sat as still as a statue, anxious but patient as the silver disk of the huge summer moon broke the flat rim of the horizon.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Its proud pennant flew high from the top of a hill in the middle of the dry tundra between the three lakes, just south of the southern tip of the dwarven valley.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • As z LOOKED about me at the stark and cloud-topped hills, the waste of pressure-rippled ice, and, beyond the valley, to the desolate and treeless roll of tundra, I had no doubt that this was excellent wolf country.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The caves north of Ten-Towns, always a stop-over for the nomadic barbarians on their way back to the tundra, had not even been stocked to reprovision the tribes on their long trek.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The frozen ground cracked beneath the stamp of their heavy boots, and the murmur of the endless tundra wind was buried under the strength of their song, the song to the God of Battle.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The barbarians of Icewind Dale stood a full head and more above the average inhabitant of Ten-Towns, sprouting as though to take advantage of the wide and roomy expanses of empty tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Bruenor himself, for all of his assumptions of this barbarian’s character, could not have foreseen that this boy, Wulfgar, would grow into the man who would reshape this harsh region of the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The Mead Hall Many miles north of Ten-Towns, across the trackless tundra to the northernmost edge of land in all the Realms, the frosts of winter had already hardened the ground in a white-tipped glaze.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • To his worst horror and disgrace, the giant king realized that every one of his warriors would die on this field if they didn’t find a way to escape the ring of enemies and flee back to the safety of the tundra.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • This was a seldom traveled portion of the dwarven valley, the northern end, with Bremen’s Run widening out into the open tundra around the western side of the mountain, and Icewind Pass doing likewise on the east.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
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