OUR ENDANGERED PLANET: ANTARCTICA by Suzanne & Mary M. Rodgers Winckler

OUR ENDANGERED PLANET: ANTARCTICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A colorful, chatty look at Antarctica's history, geography, and climate, plus efforts to safeguard it from environmental damage. Curious facts abound--e.g., Antarctica was torn from South America 50 to 100 million years ago; it holds 70% of the world's water supply and has only two species of plants. Especially intriguing are the photos, drawings, and accounts of exploration: Ui-te-Rangiora, 650; Captain Cook, 1770; Scott and Amundsen, 1912; Byrd, 1929; Steger, 1989. Addresses of organizations; suggestions for activities; glossary; index.

Pub Date: May 11th, 1992
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Lerner