eBook Dk Eyewitness Books: Arctic And Antarctic, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756698995
  • ISBN-13: 9780756698997
  • DDC: 590.911
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Discover the icy wastes of the polar regions and the remarkable plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions. Eyewitness Arctic and Antarctic is an exciting and informative guide to the vast, icy wastes at the ends of the earth. Superb color photographs of snowy mountains and frozen seas, rare animals and plants, and the teeming life on and under the ice offer a unique "eyewitness" view of our planet's polar wilderness. See a seal with a "trunk," a bear in a burrow, icebergs bigger than skyscrapers, 200-year-old snow goggles, and a pony's snowshoe. Learn about the northern and southern lights, the crushing power of ice, why Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, how penguins keep warm, and what reindeer eat. Discover why layers of clothing retain body heat, which birds are known as "pirates of the air," which mammals live farthest north, how long a walrus feeds on its mother's milk, whether lemmings commit mass suicide or not, and much, much more!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: The Ends of the Earth.
2: The Arctic and Tundra.
3: The Antarctic.
4: Life in Antarctic Waters.
5: Migrants and Residents.
6: Adaptable Animals.
7: Survival of the Fittest.
8: Birds of the Arctic.
9: Birds of the Antarctic.
10: Lords of the Skies.
11: Ocean Wanderer.
12: Penguin Parade.
13: Emperors of the Antarctic.
14: King of the Arctic.
15: The Mighty Moose.
16: Tundra Mammals.
17: Reindeer and Caribou.
18: Company of Wolves.
19: The Weighty Walrus.
20: Suited to the Sea.
21: Giants of the Seas.
22: A Herding Life.
23: Hunters of the North.
24: Discovering the Arctic.
25: Race for the Pole.
26: Staying Warm and Safe.
27: Polar Travel.
28: Life at the Poles.
29: Last Frontiers.
30: Mapping Antarctica.
31: Mapping the Arctic.
32: Climate—Past and Future.
33: Species Status.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.