Ice Scientist: Careers in the Frozen Antarctic

Ice Scientist: Careers in the Frozen Antarctic

by Sara L. Latta
     
 

Imagine a place where the temperature is only 360°F at most and where the summer sun never sets. Each year, thousands of brave scientists travel to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica in hopes of learning more about our planet. Travel along with these scientists to this icy continent to learn about their hazardous careers and the things they study.  See more details below

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Imagine a place where the temperature is only 360°F at most and where the summer sun never sets. Each year, thousands of brave scientists travel to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica in hopes of learning more about our planet. Travel along with these scientists to this icy continent to learn about their hazardous careers and the things they study.

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School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766030480
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Wild Science Careers Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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