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Title Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica / written by Mary Batten ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
Author Batten, Mary, author.
Publication Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishing Company Inc., [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Call # J 591.9989 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Over millions of years, organisms in Antarctica--one of the most extreme environments on Earth--have evolved in amazing ways that enable them to thrive on the ice, in the ice, and under the ice. How is climate change affecting the creatures that live in this frozen world? Even in the intensely cold, windy, and dry environment of Antarctica, a wide variety of wildlife--from the massive swarms of krill in the Southern Ocean to the throngs of penguins on its icy shores-- finds ways to thrive. Some species of Antarctic fishes make a natural antifreeze that prevents their blood from freezing solid, and although no trees grow on Antarctica, a forest of giant seaweed flourishes under the sea. Antarctica's creatures are exquisitely adapted to their extreme habitat, but can they survive warmer waters and atmosphere? Scientists are racing to find out. Climate change is already affecting the frozen continent. Though it seems very far away from us at the bottom of the world, we need to remember that Antarctica affects weather, ocean currents, and sea levels all over the planet. Antarctica's creatures depend on the ice. And in the long run, so do we. From talented and experienced nature writer Mary Batten, this amazing nonfiction picture book provides valuable information about one of the most hostile environments on the planet. It is an ideal resource for young science lovers and educators looking to discuss the effects of climate change. The informative text and stunning artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez are sure to spark a passion for conservation of this incredible habitat"--Amazon.com
Subject Animal populations -- Climatic factors -- Juvenile literature.
Climatic changes -- Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
Climatic changes -- Polar Regions -- Juvenile literature.
Antarctica -- Juvenile literature.
Animal populations -- Climatic factors. (OCoLC)fst00809326
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Antarctica. (OCoLC)fst01239992
Polar regions. (OCoLC)fst01245645
Genre Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Addl. Author Gonzalez, Thomas, 1959- illustrator.
ISBN 1682631516 (hardcover) :
9781682631515 (hardcover) :

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