by Mel Friedman


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A harsh and icy land isolated at the far southern reaches of the globe, Antarctica is the most recently discovered of the continents.

A True Book: Geography series dives into the many components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, wildlife and future outlook. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531218266
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Geography
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 434,894
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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