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10 books about Antarctica
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Antarctica (True Book: Geography: Continents) by Mel Friedman
Category: Polar Regions
This book was published 12 years ago by Children's Press and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Describes the landscapes, extreme weather, plants, animals, and famous explorers of the continent of Antarctica.
Antarctica: The Waking Giant by Sebastian Copeland
Category: Equipment, Techniques & Reference
This book was published last year by Rizzoli and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
To the casual observer, the Antarctic ice may look like a lifeless world of white with nothing but sky and frozen matter for months. At an average elevation of 12,000 feet, the visual monotony could seem underwhelming. To the contrary, Antarctica's ice sheet is a powerful entity, alive and dynamic. It is up to 3 million years old; its mass is constantly and unperceptively moving, finally calving to the sea. Deep in the heart of the continent, it is the variations in cloud cover or the details of the terrain that provide Antarctica's unique photographic opportunity. The only features are ones left by the wind on the ice or the clouds in the sky. In contrast to the interior desert, the coast teems with life, indigenous and resilient to the harshest winters. It is the dominion of whales, birds, penguins, and seals, which evolved, until recently, outside of human contact. "My research there gave me a deeper perspective of the subtle variations taking place at the hands of climate change," says Copeland. "The images I bring back tell the story of a changing environment that spells the oncoming redrawing of the world's map, and all that it implicates."
Lonely Planet Antarctica (Country Guide) by Lonely Planet
Category: Winter Sports
This book was published 4 years ago by Lonely Planet and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Preserved for peace and science, this ice-crowned continent offers inspiration, adventure and perspective. Wildlife roams freely, icebergs crash into the sea, whales breach beside your ship. It s the trip of a lifetime.
Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #12: Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
This book was published 13 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
Answers questions about Antarctica and the animals that live there, from how penguins survive in the frigid conditions to what happens at a South Pole research station. Simultaneous. 75,000 first printing.
Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) by Bonnie Worth
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 11 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
The cat in the hat and his friends use rhyming text to introduce young readers to basic facts about the North and South Poles, as well as the people and animals that can be found there.
Antarctica: A Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson
Category: Cultural Heritage
This book was published 11 years ago by Bantam and takes approximately 22.5 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
Category: Family Life
This book was published last year by Berkley and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit--and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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