Ice Scientist: Careers in the Frozen Antarctic


"Explores different careers in the Antarctic using examples of real scientists in the field"--Provided by publisher.

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"Explores different careers in the Antarctic using examples of real scientists in the field"--Provided by publisher.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 6–9—Latta interviewed a variety of Antarctic scientists and volcanologists in order describe their diverse experiences, responsibilities, and educations. Both books contain scientific terminology and explanations. Lava Scientist, in particular, contains some textbooklike explanations of plate tectonics and other geologic terms that could be difficult for struggling readers. The final chapter describes careers in volcanology. Ice Scientist looks at life on a research vessel and offers a bit about the primary specializations in the field of oceanography. The books' greatest strength is in the variety of firsthand accounts and the scientists' breadth of experience. Both books have appealing color photographs and an attractive design that will appeal to general readers as well as to those interested in pursuing these exciting careers.—Marcia Kochel, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766030480
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Wild Science Careers Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Cool Paradise for Scientists 4

Chapter 2 Chilled-Out Dinosaurs 22

Chapter 3 Earth's Alien Dogcatcher 34

Chapter 4 Diana Wall: The Worm Herder 48

Chapter 5 The Ice Man 60

Chapter 6 South Pole Time Machine 74

Chapter 7 Secrets of a Champion Diver 87

Chapter 8 Tales from the Mud 98

Chapter Notes 113

Glossary 121

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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