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Polar Explorers for Kids
Polar Explorers for Kids

Polar Explorers for Kids

Historic Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic with 21 Activities

9 & up

For Kids series

JUVENILE NONFICTION

160 Pages, 11 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: November 2003

ISBN 9781556525001

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2003)

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Overview

Heroism and horror abound in these true stories of 16 great explorers who journeyed to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, two exquisite and unique ice wildernesses. Recounted are the exciting North Pole adventures of Erik the Red in 982 and the elusive searches for the “Northwest Passage” and “Farthest North” of Henry Hudson, Fridtjof Nansen, Fredrick Cook, and Robert Peary. Coverage of the South Pole begins with Captain Cook in 1772; continues through the era of land grabbing and the race to reach the Pole with James Clark Ross, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott, and Ernest Shackleton; and ends with an examination of the scientists at work there today. Astounding photographs and journal entries, sidebars on the Inuit and polar animals, and engaging activities bring the harrowing expeditions to life. Activities include making a Viking compass, building a model igloo, making a cross staff to measure latitude, creating a barometer, making pemmican, and writing a newspaper like William Parry’s “Winter Chronicle.” The North and South Poles become exciting routes to learning about science, geography, and history.

Reviews

"An excellent source for research." —Children's Literature

Author Biography

Maxine Snowden is a freelance writer. She lives in Chicago.