Arctic and Antarctic (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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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.

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8Generalized, 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756690717
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 270,380
  • Age range: 8 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The ends of the earth 6
The Arctic and tundra 8
The Antarctic 10
Life in the Antarctic Ocean 12
Migrants and residents 14
Adaptable animals 16
Survival of the fittest 18
Birds of the Arctic 20
Birds of the Antarctic 22
Hunters of the skies 24
Ocean wanderer 26
South Pole penguins 28
Emperors of the Antarctic 30
King of the Arctic 32
The mighty moose 34
Tundra wildlife 36
Reindeer and caribou 38
Company of wolves 40
The weighty walrus 42
Suited to the sea 44
Giants of the seas 46
A herding life 48
Hunters of the north 50
Discovering the Arctic 52
Scott and the Antarctic 54
Keeping warm and safe 56
Polar travel 58
Life at the poles 60
Last frontiers 62
Index 64
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