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Poles apart : [why penguins and polar bears will never be neighbors], Elaine Scott

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Poles apart : [why penguins and polar bears will never be neighbors]
Title
Poles apart
Title remainder
[why penguins and polar bears will never be neighbors]
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Scott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Santa Claus frolicking with penguins and polar bears--do you know what's wrong with this picture? Actually, no penguin has ever lived at the North Pole, nor any polar bear at the South Pole. Using a wide range of disciplines from physics to geography to biology, award-winning science writer Elaine Scott explores some of the unique properties shared by the two ends of the Earth's axis, and other ways in which they are poles apart. Find out what makes a compass point north and why it won't work at the poles. Discover how a tropical island wound up as the coldest spot on earth and why only penguins survive there today. And learn the fascinating story of human involvement with the poles, from the early explorers to the impact of global warming. With dramatic color photographs and clear, simple text, Poles Apart offers the perfect introduction to the secrets of the poles
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.091
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G580
LC item number
.S36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Poles apart : [why penguins and polar bears will never be neighbors], Elaine Scott
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Poles apart : [why penguins and polar bears will never be neighbors], Elaine Scott
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drifting apart : Gondwanaland and Eurasia -- Poles apart : summer and winter -- Mutual attraction : the magnetic poles -- The people : Inuit and None -- Never neighbors : penguins in the south -- Never neighbors : polar bears in the north -- Great races : first to see them -- Great races : first to claim them -- The poles today : lessons from the ice
Control code
13498693
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Dimensions
27 cm
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Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780670059256
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2004004270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a545108
  • (OCoLC)55738263
  • (CaAE) a545108

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