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The Polar Connection from Literature to Science Presented by Holly Hargraves
A Common Polar Connection
My Prior Knowledge To Build a Fire White Fang Call of the Wild Love of Life By Jack London
My Early Research
Not a new subject! This is a front page of a document from the Brooklyn Public Library with a list of all books on the Polar Regions From 100 years ago!
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch Easy to read and understand New words are defined – seamlessly Good overview about climate change Perfect for middle and high school!
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: THE ARCTIC A literary anthology "flip book" commemorating the International Polar Year. Stocked with first-person narratives, cultural histories, nature and science writing, and fiction compilation of first-person narratives, cultural histories, science and nature writing, fiction, and more, by Jon Krakauer, Jack London, Barry Lopez, Ursula K. Le Guin, Diane Ackerman, and others.
Another book by Elizabeth Kolbert FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE In this wonderful new book by former New York Times reporter Elizabeth Kolbert, the reader is whisked away into a series of field trips into the myriad of places across the globe where the increasing evidence of approaching disaster is being observed, discussed, and reacted to in ways that has to give the reader pause. Eskimos are abandoning a small island in the Artic Ocean even as the surrounding ice cap that once protected from wind and storm damage melts into oblivion as a direct result of the Greenhouse Effect.
The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle by George Guthridge Recommended by Julie who worked on this island for four years. …gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education…
The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World by Andrew Revkin (Author) Recommended by our own Ray Bradley – the author is a New York Times scientific reporter
Arctic & Antarctic has spectacular photographs and diagrams to explain ice formations; tundra; and plant, sea, and wildlife of each region. Human life is discussed in spreads on native cultures and explorers. Sections pair up information about each pole, allowing for comparisons Good for middle school
This package includes: Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic by Frank Todd; The Crystal Desert by David Campbell; Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing; and the Antarctic Explorer Map by Ocean Explorer. If you are planning to travel to Antarctica, this package will get you started.
Describes the unique light phenomena of the Alaskan Arctic and the way animals adapt to the temperature and daylight changes each month of the year.
Describes how life changes with the seasons in one of the coldest places on earth, the Arctic.
Enhanced by charming, detailed illustrations, a study of interest in reaching and exploring the Arctic provides information on the many expeditions, successful and unsuccessful, to the region made by people from all over the world over hundreds of years.
The Whale and the Super Computer; on the Northern Front of Climate Change Wohlforth's beautifully written study of global warming's impact on Arctic weather patterns. He does a magnificent job of writing about two disparate cultures and the Inupiaq Eskimos who live and hunt on the coast of the Arctic Ocean and Western scientists attempting to comprehend climate changes and demonstrating just how much they have in common.
Introduces Matthew Henson, the African American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on the first successful expedition to the North Pole in 1909.
Letters, photographs, and journal entries from the author's visit to Antarctica, the windiest, coldest, most forbidding region on earth, describe her intimate experience with this last great wilderness.
Silent Snow The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic From Booklist *Starred Review* When we think of the Arctic, we picture a realm as pristine as a diamond, but it has been poisoned with toxic chemicals carried north from the industrialized world via wind and water. So insidious is this invisible invasion, the animals and people of the Arctic "carry more mercury and PCBs in their bodies" than any other living beings on earth. Cone, an award-winning environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times, recounts her travels throughout the afflicted region in a riveting narrative…
The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife, Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and Southern Ocean Hadoram Shirihai Brett Jarrett (Illustrator) This book, an essential reference, features striking color illustrations and color photographs of each of the Antarctica's birds and marine mammals north to 40 degrees. …The book concludes with practical information about visiting the area, including details on landing sites and weather conditions.
For the Beach: A Novel Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel- inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart- stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them (Seattle Post- Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core.
For the Beach A shocking scientific discovery A conspiracy of staggering brilliance A thriller unlike any you've ever read... When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much needed victory…
For the Beach: A Sci Fi Trilogy on Global Warming Sixty Days And Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson - By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world's climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson - This is no distant planet--it is the last pure wilderness on earth. Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson - Set in our nations capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global...
The other side of the argument: Excellent, readable, and well-documented book on the global warming hoax.