by Mel Friedman


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Antarctica by Mel Friedman

Why is Antarctica the world's highest continent?

It is covered with an extremely thick ice sheet.

The way emperor penguins care for their eggs in the coldest place on Earth

A map, a time line, photos-and the inside story on a volcano in an ice desert

Surprising, True facts that will shock and amaze you

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531218266
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Geography
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 549,761
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Extreme Continent Why don't you need an umbrella in Antarctica? 7

2 Ice Desert Can a desert be as cold as ice? 11

3 Life in the Cold Zone Why don't fish in the Antarctic freeze solid? 17

4 Mysterious Land Who expected Antarctica to be warm and fertile? 25

Fire and Ice What happens when hot steam freezes? 28

5 The Great Race Which team would you bet on? 31

6 Modern Explorers Who was the first woman to ski alone to the South Pole? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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