The Arctic

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There's more to the Artic than meets the eye! The Arctic is known as a cold, snowy place, but it's actually full of surprises. Exotic wildflowers, desert-dry soil, a midnight sun, and dozens of fascinating animals create a rich and diverse ecosystem. The Arctic includes important information on the ice-covered Arctic Ocean and the effects of global warming on plants and animals. Full-bleed photos and smaller insets brilliantly capture the beauty of the landscape and wildlife.

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Overview

There's more to the Artic than meets the eye! The Arctic is known as a cold, snowy place, but it's actually full of surprises. Exotic wildflowers, desert-dry soil, a midnight sun, and dozens of fascinating animals create a rich and diverse ecosystem. The Arctic includes important information on the ice-covered Arctic Ocean and the effects of global warming on plants and animals. Full-bleed photos and smaller insets brilliantly capture the beauty of the landscape and wildlife.

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Children's Literature - Cindy L. Carolan
When contemplating a study about the Arctic, one may think of the descriptive words, cold, icy, and dark. These are all apt adjectives pertaining to the Arctic, but there are hundreds more that one may not normally associate with it, such as colorful, sunny and fertile! In this book, readers are given an amazing amount of information about this little known place in the world, and some of the information may be surprising. Gorgeous color photographs grace every single page, from the striking panoramic views of the landscape to close ups of flora and fauna. The text is incredibly thorough and peppered with enough sidebars and eco-fact boxes to keep restless readers enthralled. Numerous web sites are listed at the conclusion of the book for readers who want to become more knowledgeable about the Arctic. The author is an award winning science writer and lecturer and has explored the relatively unexplored parts of the world. Part of the "Our Wild World Ecosystems." Highly recommended.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9 - Lynch sprinkles his readable text with personal experiences: being chased by an irate mother walrus, trying to rescue loon eggs from rising water, watching musk oxen paw through the snow for dried grasses. His enthusiasm seeps into his informative text, adding immediacy to his writing. He reduces the broad Arctic expanse to chapters of various habitats, such as the tundra, the High Arctic, and the Low Arctic. He is brief and pertinent, and the text has captioned color photos, sidebars, and eco-fact boxes. (Purists might carp at his stating that the polar bear is "the largest meat-eating animal on Earth," considering some killer whales prefer a diet of red meat instead of fish, but this is a minor point.) No further-reading suggestions are provided, but there is a hefty list of Web sites. More tightly focused than, say, Ann Love's The Kids Book of the Far North(Kids Can, 2000), which leans heavily into the human presence in these latitudes, or David Rootes's The Arctic(Lerner, 1996), Lynch's book opens a nice-size window into a diverse and interactive ecosystem.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559719612
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Our Wild World Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 985,478
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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