Arctic Tundra

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&'grave;These beautiful and scientifically accurate books capture your imagination with the excitement of observing nature and learning to interpret what you see.''--Dr. Nancy B. Simmons, Assistant Curator, American Museum of Natural History. It's a land riddled with mysteries and puzzles. Where a winter night lasts three weeks. Where the ground is icy on the warmest of days. Where curtains of colored light hang in the winter sky, clinging to nothing at all. Beneath this magical heaven, bears and hares and howling wolves and hungry foxes roam ...
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&'grave;These beautiful and scientifically accurate books capture your imagination with the excitement of observing nature and learning to interpret what you see.''--Dr. Nancy B. Simmons, Assistant Curator, American Museum of Natural History. It's a land riddled with mysteries and puzzles. Where a winter night lasts three weeks. Where the ground is icy on the warmest of days. Where curtains of colored light hang in the winter sky, clinging to nothing at all. Beneath this magical heaven, bears and hares and howling wolves and hungry foxes roam the frozen earth, while ancient trees a century old strain to grow beyond a foot high. You may never visit this dangerously cold habitat. But now, with this activity-filled book, the strange and wonderful Arctic tundra is brrrrrrought to you--one small square at a time. Arctic Tundra is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square series of science and nature books for children ages 6 - 9. Each book inclues: Stunning full-color illustrations of each habitat and its creatures; Motivating experiments and activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safety tips; A picture field guide to the habitat; A glossary-index and resource list. One Small Square--an eye-opening series--puts the whole world in perspective for children, one small square at a time. Each book is a thrilling, up-close encounter with mammals, insects, plants, birds, fish, amphibians, bacteria, and the ecosystems in which they live. &'grave;Science education at its best.''--Science Books and Films. ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book--all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne. Patricia J. Wynne's illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.
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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Part of a series, this volume explores the changes across the seasons in one small square of the arctic. In contrast to other books in this series, this ecological niche is one most children are unlikely to experience firsthand. It is brought to life through colorful drawings, clear descriptions, and recommendations for simple experiments such as building an edible model of permafrost. A key in the back identifies all plants and animals depicted throughout. Also in the series are African Savana, Backyard, Cave, Pond, Seashore, and Woods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070579279
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 349,238
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square®series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of Arctic Tundra.Winter Already? Back Off! Out of Sight.Where the Action Is.On the Move.The Race Is On! Hug That Ground.What a Day! On the Way Out.Ready or Not.Time to Explore.Tundra Diorama.See You in Siberia.
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