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Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia
     

Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia

by David McGonigal, Lynn Woodworth, Edmund Hillary (Foreword by)
 

A single volume illustrated reference on Antarctic and the Arctic including: geography and geology, climate, history and exploration, conservation, ecology and wildlife, science, people, future issues and more.

Overview

A single volume illustrated reference on Antarctic and the Arctic including: geography and geology, climate, history and exploration, conservation, ecology and wildlife, science, people, future issues and more.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Field-Naturalist - Roy John
Captures the Antarctic experience remarkably well ... The photographs of nature are simply wonderful.
Booklist
This encyclopedia, replete with more than 1,000 stunning color photographs and more than 80 thematic maps, will surprise, delight, and educate anyone who wishes to know more about Antarctica ... an excellent resource for information about Antarctica ... highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
Maclean's
It answers, at first glance, every question you might think to ask about the earth's frozen extremes.
Chicago Tribune - Toni Stroud
What emerges from this book is a thorough understanding for how very different the Arctic and Antarctica are from one another and a new respect for how very different both of those places are from the rest of the world.
Antarctican Society Newsletter
A FANTASTIC BOOK at a FANTASTIC PRICE, packaged in a FANTASTIC BOX ... If you only want one Antarctic book in your library, it should be this one.
Science Books and Films - Adam C. Maloof
I would recommend this encyclopedia without reservation to anyone interested in developing a vivid and informed picture of the places he or she hears about in the news, in historical documents, or in the scientific literature.
Library Journal
A seamless integration of illustration and text ... a solid addition to circulating as well as reference collections.
Antarctican Society
A fantastic book ... If you only want one Antarctic book in your library,it should be this one.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A comprehensive resource on the polar regions of the world, arranged in broad sections covering geology, geography, plants, birds and animals, exploration (by both early professionals and current tourists), and human life. Within each section, Antarctica is discussed first and then the Arctic. The entertaining text is best understood by students who have had some classes in earth sciences and biology. It is accompanied by a large number of high-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations. These well-captioned graphics and entertaining boxed inserts will attract browsers. Maps locate wildlife, show exploration, and indicate geologic features. The easy-to-use CD is arranged in the same sections and includes the text and many photos from the book. However, at least two photos were used twice and do not relate to the adjacent text. A lengthy list of current Web sites is available in the book and on the CD and will lead students to even more up-to-date information. The one in the book is annotated.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552975459
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
BOOK
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
12.25(w) x 13.50(h) x 2.25(d)

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by David McGonigal and Dr. Lynn Woodworth; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

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