- FRANKLIN WATTS
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- Non fiction
LIFE AT EXTREMES
A beautifully illustrated exploration of the icy landscapes at the extremes of EarthFrom the icy poles to the deepest parts of the oceans, humans have explored Earth's most challenging environments, and have even journeyed on into space. But how did these places form and what are the features that make them unique? How do humans live and work in these harsh landscapes? Most importantly, how is human activity impacting them and their natural inhabitants and wildlife, and what does the future hold for them?Life at Extremes: The Poles explores the wonders of Earth's polar regions - comparing and contrasting the landscape and life of these two icy realms. It reveals the unique ways in which people, animals and plants have adapted to survive the freezing temperatures and long spells of darkness and how summer brings new life to the Poles.
It also explores how valuable the polar regions are to life on Earth and why and how they must be protected. Perfect reading for budding explorers aged 9 and up. Titles in the series:Life at Extremes: SpaceLife at Extremes: The PolesLife at Extremes: UndergroundLife at Extremes: Under the SeaContents:Poles apart Icy landscapesLife in the Southern OceanArctic Ocean survivalWinter adaptationsAntarctic summer Arctic summer Peoples of the Arctic European explorers Modern Arctic life Living in Antarctica Natural treasures Habitats under threat GlossaryMore cool information! Index