Polar Regions

Polar Regions

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by Charles F. Gritzner
     
 
The polar world is made up of three climatic regions-polar ice cap, subpolar, and subarctic-and is best defined by its bone-chilling cold temperatures and scant precipitation. However, the region's low temperatures, more than any other factor, have affected its natural landscapes and patterns of human adaptation. Cold shapes the patterned land, freezes the waters, and

Overview

The polar world is made up of three climatic regions-polar ice cap, subpolar, and subarctic-and is best defined by its bone-chilling cold temperatures and scant precipitation. However, the region's low temperatures, more than any other factor, have affected its natural landscapes and patterns of human adaptation. Cold shapes the patterned land, freezes the waters, and creates and preserves glacial ice. Both plant and animal life must be uniquely adapted in order to survive the seemingly endless polar winters. Nature presents an equally difficult and often unforgiving obstacle for humans to overcome if they are to survive in the polar world. Yet for thousands of years people have thrived in this bitterly cold, and, in many other ways, hostile environment.

About the Author:
Charles F. Gritzner is distinguished professor of geography at South Dakota State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791092354
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Geography of Extreme Environments Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Polar Regions 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel, was decent in the sense entertainment. The knowledge presented in the book was standard. Many books of this sort. It was a quick read and a waste of time.