Where is Antarctica?

Book
Published 2019
Item Details
Summary:

"Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series. Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent, underscoring how what happens to Antarctica affects the entire world"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9781524787608
9781524787592
Description:
108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Target Audience Note:
008-012.
Notes:
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
"Who HQ. Your headquarters for history. Who? What? Where?"--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Contents:
Where is Antarctica?
At the bottom of the world
Mountains, volcanoes, and lots of ice
The coldest place on earth
The unknown southern land
The race for the pole
Amazing animals
More to explore
Antarctica today
Timelines.
LCCN:
2018050139
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