Antarctic Journal

Antarctic Journal

by Meredith Hooper, Lucia Deleiris
     
 

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Gr 5-7-A lyrical account of a summer spent at Palmer Station, an American scientific base on Anvers Island. Illustrated with engaging sketches and luminous watercolors by an artist/zoologist, the book is pleasing to eye and mind, and informative as well. Hooper's lively text describes a variety of life-forms in this harsh habitat, from diatoms to elephant seals, from krill to giant petrels. It records the climatic changes that are affecting the ecology of this remotest landmass, and the glowing illustrations and maps perfectly complement the rich descriptions. Additional attention is given to the food web, the importance of sea ice, and global warming. Team this title with Joyce Powzyk's elegant In Search of Lemurs: My Days and Nights in a Madagascar Rain Forest (National Geographic, 1998) and Virginia Wright-Frierson's polished A Desert Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk in the Sonoran Desert (S & S, 1996) to demonstrate how art and science can be blended to create an informative whole that is beautiful as well.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780792271888
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.77(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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