Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Alexandra Siy

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- Three books that have the appearance and format of textbooks. They feature attractive covers, clear maps, ``facts'' sections, large full-color photos (of varying quality), lists of environmental groups or organizations, parks with addresses, and activity pages relating to each chapter. None has a bibliography. All are biased toward the environmentalists' view. The writing is occasionally patronizing, oversimplified, and dull. However, Ancient Forests may be useful for those looking for the creationist point of view in a science book. The story of Noah's Ark is included and gives credit to saving all the species on board from extinction. Ancient forests are likened to arks maintaining the species that live therein. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge sticks totally to its conservation message. In Hawaiian Islands , Siy states, ``The life on earth is the only life we will ever have.'' That is a rather shortsighted statement for a science book in the space age. This volume is didactic and in places simplistic to the point of inaccuracy. --Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID

Product Details

Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
Circle of Life Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.73(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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