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Arctic and Antarctic (DK Eyewitness Books Series)
     

Arctic and Antarctic (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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by Barbara Taylor
 

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With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and

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With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun.

  • The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents
  • Perfect for homework help
  • Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8Generalized, broad overviews whose strength lies in the scope and quality of the illustrative material. The texts are serviceable, written in a dry, but evenhanded style. Much is explained in the captions to the museum-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions. Small inaccuracies in North American Indian include identifying Sitting Bull as a Teton Dakota; he was a Hunkpapa Lakota. Readers are told that ``Sioux'' came from the Ojibwa word for ``enemy,'' but in fact it came from the word for ``little rattlesnake,'' a derogatory term similar to ``cut-throat.'' More comprehensive titles, such as Carl Waldman's Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Facts on File, 1987), are preferable. Arctic & Antarctic has spectacular photographs and diagrams to explain ice formations; tundra; and plant, sea, and wildlife of each region. Human life is discussed in spreads on native cultures and explorers. Sections pair up information about each pole, allowing for comparisons. This organizational method makes it challenging to isolate conditions unique to each place. A common, but flawed emphasis is given to Scott's failed attempt to be first to the South Pole; the brilliant and successful South Pole discovery by Amundsen receives a small side caption. Nevertheless, this is still an attractive title.Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756690717
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
281,936
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Arctic and Antarctic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sherlock_Holmes More than 1 year ago
Rating: 95% A brilliant guide to Arctic and Antarctic life, this wonderfully written Eyewitness book will appeal to anyone interested in learning about the Earth's plant and animal inhabitants.