Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.
Seeing is believing: Photicular technology is a phenomenon. Three years--two titles, Safari and Ocean--and 723,000 copies in print. Through its innovative lenticular process, sliding lenses, and four-color video imagery, readers discovered the magic of animals bounding and leaping, and then came face to face with creatures of the sea as they undulate and sway. Now Dan Kainen, the creator of the Photicular technology, takes us even farther into places unknown by exploring the ends of the earth, the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar captures a land of extremes--remote, mysterious, and sparsely populated by creatures found nowhere else. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There's a polar bear with her cubs; a beluga whale breaching; a team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the northern lights, shimmering like a silk rainbow. Science writer Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the icy North and South Poles and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including the animal's size, range, habitat, and other vital statistics. Polar captures a hauntingly beautiful yet threatened world, caught forever in moments of living motion.
Author: Jayne Netley Mayhew
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2005-08-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This series of cross-stitch chart books brings together the work of your favourite cross stitch designers. Each title in the series contains 10 pages of charted cross stitch designs on one popular subject. Every chart includes an easy-to-use key, and an inspirational colour photograph of each finished piece shows the fantastic results to be achieved. Each chart book also provides handy stitching tips and advice, stitch diagrams, guidance on techniques and materials, and a thread conversion chart to ensure you have all the information required to complete every design featured. From the biggest polar bear to playful penguins, arctic life is evoked through these two very different creatures. A polar bear mother stands watch over her cubs as they rest on an Arctic ice flow, while another cub and his mother take a stroll together through the snow.
These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar arctic. Together with the previous 13 proceedings, they provide an historic record of international efforts in protecting, studying and managing polar bears. With recent documentation of how warmer arctic climate might affect the sea ice habitat of polar bears, the predictions of even warmer climate in the next decades, and documentation of effects on polar bears subpopulations, an evaluation of the red list status of polar bear subpopulations was followed by an increased conservation designation of vulnerable. In the complexity of possible interactions between climate change, local harvest, and in some areas high levels of pollutants, an increased level of international cooperation was advocated.
Author: Steven Kazlowski
Publisher: Braided River
Release Date: 2008
Scientists agree that by the end of this century the polar bear will be the first mammal threatened with extinction due to climate change. "The Last Polar Bear" is the first book to fully document that story.The continued survival of these magnificent white bears in their warming, and melting, Arctic world is uncertain, yet their fate is also a wake-up call compelling us to act now to stem global warming. Through Steven Kazlowski's unparalleled imagery, the most critical environmental issue of our time is brought to life."The Last Polar Bear" places the reality of climate change in our hands. We see the plight of the polar bear, an animal already feeling the detrimental effects of our reliance on fossil fuels, as its icy habitat melts.Over the course of the last six years, wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski has photographed the polar bear in its wild habitat, from Hershel Island in Canada to Point Hope in Alaska. "The Last Polar Bear" pairs his intimate images with anecdotes about his Arctic adventures, as well as authoritative essays about the polar bear in the context of climate change.Alaska based writers Richard Nelson, Charles Wohlforth, Nick Jans, and leading USGS polar bear biologist Steven C. Amstrup draw on decades of experience in the Arctic to cover the biological, cultural, and anthropological aspects of climate change. Dan Glick, long-time correspondent for "Newsweek", addresses the history of climate change while Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defence Council, and Theodore Roosevelt IV offer perspectives on activism and politics.
These 15th Proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic. Together with the previous 14 proceedings, they provide an historic record of the international effort in protecting, studying, and managing polar bears. The document addresses more recent concerns of threats arising as a consequence of increased human activities in both the Arctic and in regions far beyond the Arctic. Previous proceedings included a Status Report for each of the world s subpopulations, which focused largely on the known or unknown status as it related to harvest. In the Status Report of the 15th Proceedings, we provide a more comprehensive assessment of all threats to the status of each polar bear subpopulation."
Presents a systematic study of straight lines, circles and conics by using the powerful tool of polar coordinates. This book contains sufficient number of solved examples and problems, placed in an appropriate order, to help understand the concepts and techniques.
Proceedings of the tenth working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group held in Sochi, USSR, October 25-29, 1988. Emphasis on polar bear conservation and management with reports from Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Norway, Alaska and Soviet Arctic.
Author: Jack Stuster
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release Date: 2011-10-15
This classic reference is considered the best single source of information on how to facilitate human adjustment and performance in long-term isolation. It is filled with exciting stories of survival—the exploits of explorers, military personnel, scientists and astronauts—along with expert analyses of failed expeditions and lessons learned. Jack Stuster identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to help individuals in confinement. The book's recommendations and habitability principles are relevant to a variety of space and earthbound conditions, including polar, underwater, and underground, exploration and habitation. In fact, nearly all human relationships that involve small groups of people living and working together in isolated areas can benefit from this study. Stuster's goal is to help others avoid behavioral problems that affect performance, often with tragic consequences.
Author: Paul Nicklen
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2009
A naturalist photographer presents a volume of works depicting the endangered regions of Antarctica and the Arctic, documenting the negative impact of climate change on the lives and habitats of seals, whales and other regional wildlife.
Author: Richard E. Byrd,
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2013-04-16
The harrowing and heartfelt account of an adventurer's desire to feel true peace and isolation. Richard E. Byrd spent five months alone operating the meteorological station at the advanced base camp in the long dark nights of Antarctic winter. The following autobiographical tale tells of this adventure in 1934, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly ventilated stove.