Polar Climates

Polar Climates

by Cath Senker


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Polar Climates by Cath Senker

Where is the "Land of the Midnight Sun?" What are Katabatic Winds? How Do Penguins Keep Warm? Take a look at polar climates. Find out which plants and animals have made their homes in polar regions, how people live there, and how climate change is threatening these wild and beautiful places. Infosearch asks the questions that young people want answered. Each chapter starts with a question and provides a detailed answer. The Climate Zones series looks at the features of four major climate zones. The books explore the characteristics of the land and weather in each zone, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in that climate zone. The effects of climate change and other developments in the region are also covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484637883
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: Focus on Climate Zones Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.44(h) x (d)
Lexile: NC980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.

Table of Contents

Where are the Polar Climate Zones? 4

What is the Polar Climate Like? 6

Feature: Eyewitness - A Sub-Antarctic Volcano Erupts 10

Which Plants Live in the Polar Regions? 12

Which Animals Live in the Arctic and Antarctic? 16

Feature Arctic Animals - Land and Sea 18

Who Lives in the Polar Lands? 2Z

Feature: The "Last North" Exproition to the North Pole 24

What Resources Are In The Polar Regions? 28

Feature: Arctic Oil Fields - Pros and Cons 30

How is Climate Change Affecting the Polar Regions? 34

Feature: Climate Change and Antarctic Penguins 40

How Can We Protect The Arctic And Antarctic? 42

Glossary 46


Index 48

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