Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records by Seymour Simon

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Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing planet—trekking though the driest desert, climbing the snowiest mountaintops, and diving to the deepest regions of the ocean floor. Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather. These mind-bending facts and photographs invite readers on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, scientific expedition of Earth's most amazing records!
 

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Seymour Simon is a former teacher and the author of more than 200 science books for children. He lives in Great Neck, New York.
 
Published November 30, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 60 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Simon (The Heart, 1996, etc.) introduces 13 wild animal babies--alligator, baboon, dolphin, elephant, emperor penguin, frog, giraffe, kangaroo, koala, opossum, polar bear, raccoon, and lynx--so familiar that they hardly justify the statement, ``We'll talk about some wild baby animals you may not ...

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From the sun to Pluto, including all the planets, several moons, and even asteroids and meteors, in stunning photos and simulations from Magellan, Voyager, and other space probes, together with Simon's trademark prose, clear and concise.

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The team that collaborated on two previous titles in this series, They Swim the Seas (1998) and Ride the Wind (1997), turns its attention to the overland migration of various groups of animals, including the Lapps of northern Norway.

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One gorilla belches, and soon all the gorillas are belching in a slow, relaxing chorus”—it is also threatened, he notes at the end.

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The dean of science-writers for the grammar-school set offers comments on over a dozen big, dramatic photos and photo collages generated by the Hubble Space Telescope, from a sharply focused triple image of Mars to a tiny red arc identified as the most distant galaxy every observed.

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Simon adds another to his mammoth body of swinging, smart science books for kids.

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