Why Is the South Pole So Cold?: A Book about Antarctica

Why Is the South Pole So Cold?: A Book about Antarctica

by Janeen R. Adil
     
 

Provides a description of Antarctica, including its climate, plants, animals, and exploration.See more details below

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Provides a description of Antarctica, including its climate, plants, animals, and exploration.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Understanding how cold it is in Antarctica can be difficult. However, young and curious readers may learn much about the continent and its climate with this book from the "Why in the World" series. Penguins and a seal decorate the cover against a blanket of blue. Inside, seven short chapters are headed with questions for readers to think about and then answered with controlled vocabulary and easily understandable information. The twenty-four-page format is appealing to below-level students but still offers them a wealth of information. Frequent sidebar questions include facts such as the continent's lowest temperature, which dipped to a minus 129, and the fact that no country owns Antarctica. "It belongs to everyone and is only used for research." Other chapters ask, "Can Animals Live in Antarctica?" or "Do People Live in Antarctica?" Crisp, clear photos show everything from Emperor penguins to some of the first explorers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736863834
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Shapes Around Town Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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