This Place Is Cold: An Imagine Living Here book

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Can you imaging living in a place where it's so cold your breath turns instantly into tiny ice crystals that glitter in the sun? Where temperatures can drop fifty degrees below zero and even lower and the sun only comes out for a few hours per day? In This Place Is Cold readers will learn how people and animals survive in Alaska's ferocious cold, and how because of global warming this region is now in trouble. Vicki Cobb and Barbara Lavallee travelled the world together to research this groundbreaking geography ...

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Overview

Can you imaging living in a place where it's so cold your breath turns instantly into tiny ice crystals that glitter in the sun? Where temperatures can drop fifty degrees below zero and even lower and the sun only comes out for a few hours per day? In This Place Is Cold readers will learn how people and animals survive in Alaska's ferocious cold, and how because of global warming this region is now in trouble. Vicki Cobb and Barbara Lavallee travelled the world together to research this groundbreaking geography series, that is now updated and redesigned to appeal to today's readers.

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Updated from the 1989 version, this reissue still has enough incredible facts and bitter cold to make readers shiver in excitement. Can you imagine living in a place where your eyelashes freeze? But you don't dare rub them because they might break off completely! Or did you know that polar bears have black skin under their white fur? Cobb explores the animals, plants, climate and residents of the mighty cold 49th state, Alaska. With a new typeface, bold subject headings and a tightened text, the revised design is much less cluttered than the earlier one. Plus, Lavallee's watercolors are given a chance to shine. Colors are sharper, and the newly created space around the text allows the illustrations to open up and breathe. Cobb deftly defines scientific terms such as lichen and permafrost, while simultaneously portraying the daily life of Alaskans (although the umbrella term "Eskimo" is used instead of more specific ethnic terms). One completely new addition to the text is the section on global warming, an important and timely topic to include. Alaska may seem like an unforgiving landscape, but set within the safety of these pages, readers can travel far and wide. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802734013
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: Imagine Living Here Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 976,150
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

VICKI COBB is the author of more than eighty-five non-fiction books for children, including I Face the Wind a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor book. After early careers as a laboratory researcher and science teacher, she became a full-time writer.

www.vickicobb.com www.inkthinktank.com

BARBARA LAVALLEE is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the bestselling Mama Do You Love Me? She lives in Alaska, and her vibrant watercolor illustrations are well-known for their depictions of a wide range of Alaskan life.

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