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Title:
Destination--polar regions
Author:
Grupper, Jonathan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Summary:
Describes the unique environment of the world's polar regions and the plant and animal life that survives there.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.7 3 Quiz: 25489 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780792271437
Format :
Book

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Emmy-nominated National Geographic writer Jonathan Grupper takes readers on a journey around the island continent of Australia. Scores of vibrant photographs make the Great Barrier Reef and the groves of eucalyptus trees seem close enough to touch. From koalas to kangaroos to Tasmanian sugar gliders, the many inhabitants of Australia reveal themselves in this coast-to-coast romp down under.


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K-Gr 3-Written in a "you are there" format, this oversized title explores the variety of Arctic life, with the usual high-quality, full-color National Geographic photographs on every page. The Arctic gets 20 pages of coverage, while the Antarctic gets only 8. A two-page afterword includes a world map showing the polar regions and emphasizing the fragility of these ecosystems. Very little information is given about any one species, so this book would not be suitable for reports, but for browsing, it's very appealing. Laurence Pringle's Antarctica (S & S, 1992) and Bruce McMillan's Summer Ice: Life along the Antarctic Peninsula (Houghton, 1995) are both illustrated with very fine photographs, and give a lot more information about this area. Still, Destination: Polar Regions is a fine addition where funds allow.-Pam Gosner, formerly at Maplewood Memorial Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.