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Children's LiteratureIt is hard to imagine how anything can survive in such extremes as the North and South Poles, but somehow life exists there. Despite temperatures as extreme as -26 degrees in the summer and -76 degrees in the winter, a few plants and animals do manage to thrive in the region. They are not at serious risk from wild predators, but they are from man's intrusion into their habitat. In this new reference book, one of the "Biomes Atlases" series, all aspects of the northern and southern extremes of Earth are examined. The book uses a variety of formats to share its expansive knowledge of this biome. The majority of information is written in the general reference book style, cramming as much information as possible into each paragraph. While there is an impressive amount of information, it can get a little overwhelming at times. However, the book also has interesting sidebars on topics as diverse as wind chill, midges and igloos, which are scattered liberally throughout the book, at least one per page. Maps and graphs are also included. With pictures and a large glossary and index, this book makes a great addition to a reference library. 2002, Raintree, Ages 9 to 12.
— Heather Robertson