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Surviving in the World's Most Extreme Places

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Ever wonder how lie detectors work or why penguins don't get frostbite? From the terrifying beginnings of tornadoes to the reliable navigation system of pirates, this set gets to the bottom of how these fascinating things work.

Travel to the ends of the Earth and observe some of the world's toughest creatures. Find out how long whales can hold their breath, why penguins don't get frostbite, and how water bears can live through almost ...

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Overview

Ever wonder how lie detectors work or why penguins don't get frostbite? From the terrifying beginnings of tornadoes to the reliable navigation system of pirates, this set gets to the bottom of how these fascinating things work.

Travel to the ends of the Earth and observe some of the world's toughest creatures. Find out how long whales can hold their breath, why penguins don't get frostbite, and how water bears can live through almost anything-even being cooked.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429645607
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Extreme Explorations! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Life is tough 4

Dicing with ice 6

Rain drain 8

Super diver 10

The living dead 12

Deep freeze 14

Crushing depths 16

Red-hot worms 18

Bear-ing the cold 20

Bone eaters 22

Desert travelers 24

Taking the heat 26

Using our heads 28

Glossary 30

Further information 31

Index 32

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