Arctic & Antarctic (Eyewitness Books)

by Barbara Taylor

Hardcover, 1995



Local notes

919.9 Tay



Knopf Books for Young Readers (1995), Hardcover, 63 pages


Shows and describes wildlife found in the polar regions, looks at Inuit clothing and artifacts, and depicts the equipment used by polar explorers.


Physical description

63 p.; 8.75 x 0.5 inches


0679872574 / 9780679872573

User reviews

LibraryThing member AshleyMarkeitaTate
This book gives people information about life in the Arctic and the Antarctic. It fills you in on things from the animals in the water of the Arctic to animals that roam around freely. The book even revisits how hunters were able to survive life in this tundra. The illustrations are a great help for learning more about the history.

During a geography lesson I could see sharing this book with students. The pictures are so vivid and they would give such a clearer understanding of the life there. Also, I would have my students make sure they understand what it is they are reading by probably quizzing them on each chapter. The way I initially went through the book was just looking at the pictures and stopping at what interested me; then I went back and read the facts. This would be important for students to do.

Honestly, I did not like this book at all. I am not a big fan of animals, but I cannot stress enough how helpful the illustrations and pictures were. The captions were also helpful. I noticed the book had italicized print that was connected to the photos to point out important characteristics of whatever they were showcasing. The part that I found most intersting was the section about keeping warm and safe while in the harsh conditions of the Arctic. I had always wondered how anyone could visit there and not freeze to death, but the pictures and explanations showed how people can be okay.
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LibraryThing member ecollado
This book is an encyclopedia style book about the Arctic and Antarctic. This would make an good resource for a student first research type project. This company has more than fifty other books in different topics which each student could pick a topic from. This book covers the habitat of the polar regions, wildlife, survival of the inhabitants, discovery of the polar regions, and the tools that were used. There are plenty pictures and information. Like most reference books, there is an index at the rear of the book.… (more)




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