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Polar Regions
  • Authored by: Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Geography of Extreme Environments
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9235-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 910.911
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


This volume introduces readers to the climatic “ends of the Earth,” one of the planet's most unique and perhaps most challenging ecosystems. Polar Regions reveals how these stark locations, once believed to be inhospitable, have in fact been home to a number of culture groups. Hardy Inuit (Eskimo), Sami (Lapps), Aleut, Samoyed, and others have successfully adapted to bone-chilling temperatures and harsh landscapes. Students will also learn how mid-latitude peoples of the past century began to recognize the Poles' strategic importance, their rich resources, and their value in scientific research.


Full-color photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Charles F. Gritzner won the Gilbert Grosvenor Honors in Geographic Education as well as the Distinguished Teaching Award, both from the Association of American Geographers. South Dakota State University's Distinguished Professor of Geography, he has taught geography at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the author of several Chelsea House titles, and is the series editor for Modern World Nations and Modern World Cultures.

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