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Exploring the polar regions

Author: Jen Green; David Antram
Publisher: New York : Peter Bedrick Books, 1999 (2nd printing)
Series: Voyages of discovery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the stories of the European and American adventurers who faced the harshest conditions on earth to explore the North and South Poles. Exploring the Polar Regions describes the perils of Arctic and Antarctic travel, and the courage of the explorers who first mapped these frozen wastelands. It tells of the quest for the fabled Northwest and Northeast Passages through icy Arctic seas, of Peary's conquest of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Green; David Antram
ISBN: 0872264890 9780872264892
OCLC Number: 36767656
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Voyages of discovery.
Responsibility: Jen Green ; [illustrated by] David Antram.
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Tells the stories of the European and American adventurers who faced the harshest conditions on earth to explore the North and South Poles. Exploring the Polar Regions describes the perils of Arctic and Antarctic travel, and the courage of the explorers who first mapped these frozen wastelands. It tells of the quest for the fabled Northwest and Northeast Passages through icy Arctic seas, of Peary's conquest of the North Pole, Shackleton's epic journey and the race for the South Pole. You will learn why these explorers set out, hazards they encountered along the way, what they discovered in the farthest reaches of the Earth, and more. Clear maps and superb reconstructions bring these journeys vividly to life.--

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