Animals Robert Scott Saw: An Adventure in Antartica

Animals Robert Scott Saw: An Adventure in Antartica

by Sandra Markle
     
 

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In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While Robert Scott and his crew weren't the first to reach the South Pole, they were the first to see an emperor penguin breeding ground. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!  See more details below

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In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While Robert Scott and his crew weren't the first to reach the South Pole, they were the first to see an emperor penguin breeding ground. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light!

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Robert Scott made two famous expeditions to Antarctica at the beginning of the 20th century in his unsuccessful efforts to reach the South Pole. This intriguing book takes a new approach to describing these journeys, adding information about the animals he and his companions encountered and used. Chronologically organized, each doublepage spread takes on a single topic, with text on a textured background accompanied by paintings emphasizing the icy surroundings. Faux tapedon notes and illustrations, including documentary photographs and Dr. Edward Wilson's bird paintings from the expeditions, add to the scrapbook effect. The author of numerous informational books, Markle brings her own experience of two voyages to Antarctica and adds suggestions for further reading and web exploration. Along with her Animals Christopher Columbus Saw, illustrated by Jamel Akib (9780811849166), this is part of the new Explorers series, which emphasizes the exploring human's connection to the animal world-the roles that animals have played in spurring and facilitating or hindering voyages of discovery and the creatures the explorers may have encountered along the way. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 812)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452109756
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher, a nationally known science education consultant, and the author of many award-wining books for children. Animals Robert Scott Saw was inspired by her own experiences in Antarctica.

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