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Frozen_SecretsMysterious may be the word that best describes Antarctica. The continent abounds with secrets that it challenges us to reveal. Frozen Secrets is the tale of a continent and the earth scientists who dare to accept that challenge. If you are bold and your spirit loves adventure, join them as they unravel Antarctica’s icy cloak.


What reviewers said:
All of Walker’s impressive writing talents are on display in this book on the frozen continent. The author’s clear and lively narrative… describes in detail the work of current researchers… the author does a great job of explaining some really complex scientific activities, such as mapping the ground using ice-penetrating radar, so that readers without great knowledge of advanced science can grasp how this work is done...Nearly every page has sharp color photos of the continent and researchers in action or explanatory diagrams. With its superb design and Walker’s gripping prose, this book will draw readers in and keep them involved.”
—School Library Journal, Starred review


…Sally Walker’s Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed is an excellent and beautifully written love story about the great southern continent. Antarctica has captured the imaginations of explorers and writers for centuries, and there is no shortage of books about the region. This book, however, is one of the best. In it, the author covers the history of Antarctic exploration, geography, geology, fossils, natural history, and scientific investigation in a very interesting way, and the text is enhanced by numerous color images of high quality. We are taken to the South Pole, we learn about the creation and movement of ice, and we enjoy—from a comfortable distance—a scuba dive under the ice...” —Science Books & Films

…Walker's attention to detail can give students a model for scholarly writing (and the need for clarity) when they are asked to write in a science discipline…This is a well-written book on many levels; it can support content, scientific method, and career exploration in the middle and secondary classroom. –NSTA Recommended title


Awards and honors:
• 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best List
• 2011 Nominee for YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award
• VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2010
• 2010 Moonbeam Award – Bronze medal
• 2011 ForeWeord Book of the Year-Bronze medal
• Science Books & Films 2011 Summer Reading Guide

 

  ISBN 9781580136075 Carolrhoda Books

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