DK Eyewitness Books: Arctic & Antarctic

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Penguin, May 31, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to the vast, icy wastes at the ends of the earth. Superb color photographs of snowy mountains and frozen seas, rare animals and plants, and the teeming life on and under the ice offer a unique "eyewitness" view of our planet''s polar wilderness. See a seal with a "trunk", a bear in a burrow, icebergs bigger than skyscrapers, 200-year-old snow goggles, and a pony''s snowshoe. Learn about the northern and southern lights, the crushing power of ice, why Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, how penguins keep warm, and what reindeer eat. Discover why layers of clothing retain body heat, which birds are known as "pirates of the air", which mammals live farthest north, how long a walrus feeds on its mother''s milk, whether lemmings commit mass suicide or not, and much, much more! Discover the icy wastes of the polar regions and the remarkable plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.
 

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Contents

6 The ends of the earth
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8 The Arctic and tundra
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10 The Antarctic
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12 Life in the Antarctic Ocean
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14 Migrants and residents
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16 Adaptable animals
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18 Survival of the fittest
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20 Birds of the Arctic
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38 Reindeer and caribou
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40 Company of wolves
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42 The weighty walrus
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44 Suited to the sea
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46 Giants of the seas
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48 A herding life
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50 Hunters of the north
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52 Discovering the Arctic
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22 Birds of the Antarctic
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24 Hunters of the skies
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26 Ocean wanderer
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28 South Pole penguins
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30 Emperors of the Antarctic
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32 King of the Arctic
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34 The mighty moose
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36 Tundra wildlife
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54 Scott and the Antarctic
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56 Keeping warm and safe
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58 Polar travel
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60 Life at the poles
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62 Last frontiers
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64 Index
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