Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder
The continent of Antarctica was first explored by Europeans only 200 years ago. For many years explorers, sailors, and scientists have been travelling to this destination, the world’s only uninhabited continent, to learn all they can about its icy environment. Here is every child’s chance to travel with a group of researchers on their half-year stay in Antarctica as they examine animals, plants, atmosphere, weather, and fossils.
Colourful full-page illustrations assist children in experiencing the work and life of these explorers and scientists as they study penguins, whales and seals; measure the depth of the ice; chart wind speeds of up to 186 mph (300km/h); examine old volcanoes; and withstand some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded on our planet. The life stories of Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen, among the first and certainly the best known explorers who first set foot on Antarctica, are also recounted.
Equal parts thrilling adventure and in-depth exploration, this book is an unforgettable illustrated expedition to Antarctica that is sure to satisfy the boldest young bedtime history buff, geographer or environmentalist.