- Published: Boston : Kingfisher, 2005.
- Year Published: 2005
- Description: 47 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Call number: J 998 Hy
Available Copies: Downtown Youth
"First published in hardcover as Kingfisher young knowledge: Polar lands in 2005"--T.p. verso.
Ends of the earth -- Frozen features -- Light and dark -- Tundra in bloom -- Adaptable animals -- Who eats what? -- King of the ice -- Long-distance travel -- Life in polar seas -- Sea mammals -- Flying squad -- Crowds of penguins -- Inuit people -- Herder's life -- Polar exploration -- Modern life -- Scientific research -- Protecting wildlife -- Project: super snowflakes -- Projects: ice fun -- Project: penguin mask.
Covering an immense range of subjects, this series leads children from a general view to a close-up focus on the details of the topic at hand, and includes easy-to-follow projects, new vocabulary words, and suggestions for interesting places to visit and explore. Polar Lands introduce readers to some of the most remarkable places on Earth. Meet the people who live inside the Arctic Circle and the scientists who work in Antarctica. Discover the incredible diversity of animals and plant life at both poles. Marvel at the auroras, the brief flowering of the tundra, awesome icebergs, and the shifts between the extremes of twenty-four-hour daylight and endless night. Most important, learn why it is so necessary to conserve the unique environments of the poles.
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