Survival at 120 Above by Debbie S. Miller

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After exploring one of the coldest places on Earth, Debbie S. Miller travels to one of the hottest places, to introduce readers to the variety of animals who call the desert home and show the ways they have adapted to survive temperatures as high as 120 degrees. Creatures such as the sand goanna and red kangaroo have fascinating and unique coping mechanisms for keeping it cool at these extreme temperatures. Miller's expert research and accessible writing will captivate readers as Jon Van Zyle's signature illustrations beautifully depict these animals and their desert habitat.
 

About Debbie S. Miller

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DEBBIE S. MILLER is the author of Survival at 40 Below, an NTSA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book; Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights; The Great Serum Race; and Big Alaska. www.debbiemilleralaska.comJON VAN ZYLE is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. His recent books include Survival at 40 Below, The Great Serum Race¸ and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights. www.jonvanzyle.com
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Focusing on the fauna that make their home in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Miller explores the many different kinds of adaptations that allow these animals to survive the brutal winters.

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Well and clearly written, the book introduces young readers to many animals children have likely never seen nor heard of and helps them understand the fascinating ways in which animals and other life-forms have adapted to this extreme climate.

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In a fascinating companion to Survival at 40 Below (2010), readers visit Australia’s Simpson Desert, spending a day (and night) with the animals that can tolerate its punishing temperatures.

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It includes everything written on that page, and from setting suns and stormy skies to baking heat in the afternoon, the pictures capture every stage of the day along with the many creatures that chirp, sing, run, pounce, dash, slide, and scamper that Jon Van Zyle and Debbie S.

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