Polar Lands (Science Kids Series)

Polar Lands (Science Kids Series)

by Margaret Hynes
     
 

The world of science has never been so accessible to young readers! Science Kids books offer a learning experience that kids, parents, and teachers are sure to love. The lively and engaging text explains the basic principles of favorite science subjects. Illustrations and stunning photography zoom in on interesting details, and fun projects encourage further

Overview

The world of science has never been so accessible to young readers! Science Kids books offer a learning experience that kids, parents, and teachers are sure to love. The lively and engaging text explains the basic principles of favorite science subjects. Illustrations and stunning photography zoom in on interesting details, and fun projects encourage further learning.

Take a journey to the coldest places on Earth. Discover the plants and animals that have adapted to survive in frigid climates, and learn about exploration, research, and protecting this remarkable environment.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This visually appealing paperback introduces younger readers to life in the Arctic and Antarctic...Colorful photographs and illustrations, and a pleasing overall design, make this book an attractive package.” —Children's Literature
Children's Literature - Debbie Levy
This visually appealing paperback introduces younger readers to life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Beginning with the geography and meteorology of the two poles, Hynes discusses snow, icebergs, tundra, endless winter nights, and summer days when the sun never sets. The ways in which animals have adapted to freezing temperatures are discussed and illustrated. Some examples may be familiar, such as birds that grow thick white feathers in the winter, but others are likely to surprise readers, such as a fish that can survive in water that would freeze other fish solid, thanks to special "antifreeze" chemicals in its body. In simple yet vivid language, Hynes covers a wide variety of animals, from polar bears to sea spiders. Similarly, she ranges in topics from the arctic food chain. to the Inuit people, to polar exploration and scientific research. Colorful photographs and illustrations, and a pleasing overall design, make this book an attractive package. The topic of global warming and its effect on species such as penguins and polar bears is not broached, however, which is an unfortunate omission. Part of the "Science Kids" series, and first published in hardcover in 2005 as part of Kingfisher's "Young Knowledge" set, this book also includes four fun projects suitable for younger students. Reviewer: Debbie Levy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753461662
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Science Kids Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.67(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Hynes has written and edited a variety of children's titles on topics as diverse as vocabulary, dinosaurs, history, soccer, science, and animals. She is also the author of Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Polar Lands.

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