Kids Book of the Far North

Overview

The Far North is a region shared by Canada, the U.S. (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. For those who don't live there, the region appears to be a bleak, desolate place of snow, ice, glaciers and bitter cold. But the Far North is home to many plants, animals and people who have developed remarkable ways of adapting to one of the harshest climates on Earth. This book in the Kids Book of series examines the region's fascinating history, modern life and fragile ecosystem with...
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Overview

The Far North is a region shared by Canada, the U.S. (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. For those who don't live there, the region appears to be a bleak, desolate place of snow, ice, glaciers and bitter cold. But the Far North is home to many plants, animals and people who have developed remarkable ways of adapting to one of the harshest climates on Earth. This book in the Kids Book of series examines the region's fascinating history, modern life and fragile ecosystem with facts, stories, legends, illustrations, timelines and maps.
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Editorial Reviews

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This sweeping but not superficial overview will be useful both for environmental and cultural studies.
From the Publisher
This sweeping but not superficial overview will be useful both for environmental and cultural studies.

While some children will enjoy browsing this title, the index makes it useful for ready reference or reports. An up-to-date, accessible overview.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554532582
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Kids Book of Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 950,360
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG1140L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Born in Saguenay, Québec, Jocelyne Bouchard has been a professional illustrator for more than twenty years. She graduated from Laval University with a degree in Graphic Design and has worked with editorial and advertising agencies in Québec, Ontario and the United States.

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Table of Contents

The Arctic Environment

The Top of the World 4

It's Cold at the Top 6

The Polar Sky 8

The Prehistoric Arctic 10

A Sea of Ice 12

The Arctic Landscape 14

Plant & Animal Life

What Grows Up North? 16

Arctic Birds 18

Land Mammals 20

Sea Creatures 24

Ancient Peoples

Reindeer Herders 26

Early Arctic Hunters 28

Traditional Beliefs 30

Arctic Riches

Explorers, Whalers and Traders 32

South Moves North 34

Everyday Life

Nenets Herders 36

Inuit Hunters 38

Inupiat Whalers 40

Life in a Modern Town 42

Traditional Arts 44

Into the Future 46

Index 48

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