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Eyewitness Arctic & Antarctic
Taylor, Barbara, 1954-
Personal Author:
Rev. ed.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : DK Pub., [2012]

Physical Description:
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Describes the polar regions and flora and fauna that survive in these hostile conditions.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Arctic & Antartic / written by Barbara Taylor ; photographed by Geoff Brightling. 1st American ed. 1995.

Includes index.
The ends of the Earth -- The arctic and tundra -- The Antarctic -- Life in Antarctic waters -- Migrants and residents -- Adaptable animals -- Plant life -- Birds of the arctic -- Birds of the Antarctic -- Lords of the skies -- Ocean wanderer -- Penguin parade -- Emperors of the Antarctic -- King of the arctic -- The mighty moose -- Tundra mammals -- Reindeer and caribou -- Company of wolves -- The weighty walrus -- Suited to the sea -- Giants of the seas -- A hearding life -- Hunters of the north -- Discovering the arctic -- Race for the pole -- Staying warm and safe -- Polar travel -- Life at the poles -- Last frontiers -- Mapping Antarctica -- Mapping the arctic -- Climate-past and future -- Species status.

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QL104 .T48 2012 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun. The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents Perfect for homework help Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students

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Booklist Review

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8‘Generalized, broad overviews whose strength lies in the scope and quality of the illustrative material. The texts are serviceable, written in a dry, but evenhanded style. Much is explained in the captions to the museum-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions. Small inaccuracies in North American Indian include identifying Sitting Bull as a Teton Dakota; he was a Hunkpapa Lakota. Readers are told that ``Sioux'' came from the Ojibwa word for ``enemy,'' but in fact it came from the word for ``little rattlesnake,'' a derogatory term similar to ``cut-throat.'' More comprehensive titles, such as Carl Waldman's Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Facts on File, 1987), are preferable. Arctic & Antarctic has spectacular photographs and diagrams to explain ice formations; tundra; and plant, sea, and wildlife of each region. Human life is discussed in spreads on native cultures and explorers. Sections pair up information about each pole, allowing for comparisons. This organizational method makes it challenging to isolate conditions unique to each place. A common, but flawed emphasis is given to Scott's failed attempt to be first to the South Pole; the brilliant and successful South Pole discovery by Amundsen receives a small side caption. Nevertheless, this is still an attractive title.‘Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.