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Polar Worlds
by Rosalyn Wade
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You'll explore both the North and South Poles in this fascinating look at the worlds of ice and snow found at the opposite ends of the globe. As young readers eight years of age and older delve into the Arctic and Antarctic, they'll discover what is beneath the ice buildup and how the frigid landscape is changing.

Besides learning about icebergs and polar bears, you'll find out what plants can survive the harsh conditions and what other animals and birds call the area home. The stories of famous explorers and ill-fated expeditions are part of the polar story as well as how man has developed various means of surviving extended stays in the hostile environment.

The book's In Focus section offers close up looks at cold weather creatures such as the Gray Wolf, Musk Ox, Atlantic Puffin, Beluga Whale, Walrus, Orca, Emperor Penguin, Colossal Squid, Leopard Seal, Albatross and Blue Whale.

This informative volume with its eye catching 3-D illustrations is an ideal way of introducting young readers to the polar worlds, their flora and fauna and the important issues surrounding these important regions.

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