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|Antartida / Antarctica|
Author: Foster, Leila Merrell
Published: July 2008
Retail: $26.00 OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Briefly describes the landscapes, weather, plants, animals, and famous explorers of the continent of Antarctica.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Polar Regions
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Science & Ecosystems
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7|
|Series: Continentes / Continents|
|Book type: Easy Non Fiction|
|Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 8.00" W|
|Bargain Category: Early Elementary, Geography, Non-Fiction, Upper Elementary|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.|
|Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring)
These straightforward books provide basic introductions to all seven continents. Maps and photographs of varying quality highlight climate, geographical features, and famous sites. The Spanish translations, though generally accurate, do include mistakes (e.g., Lagos certainly isn't "[cf2]la ciudad mas poblada del mundo[cf1]"). Short reference lists include at least one Spanish resource. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Continentes titles: [cf2]Africa[cf1], [cf2]Antartida[cf1], [cf2]Asia[cf1], [cf2]Europa[cf1], [cf2]Australia y Oceania[cf1], [cf2]Norteamerica[cf1], and [cf2]Suramerica[cf1].] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
|Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
The slight, somewhat choppy text gives an introduction to Antarctica, touching on geography, climate, landscape, animals, and people, and discussing scientific research and explorers. Clear, well-captioned photographs and maps support the text. "Fast facts" tell about the continent's highest mountains and other interesting tidbits ("The coldest temperature ever recorded was at Vostock Research Station...It was -128.6 degrees"). Reading list. Glos., ind. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
|Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
A few choppy sentences, captioning a clear photo or map on each page, provide a list of facts about these continents' weather, geography, animals, and people. The subjects are too broad for such slight text, leading to some unfortunate generalizations (from Europe: ""In the north, people herd reindeer""). The series format excludes Oceania, which isn't technically a continent. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews