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Children's Nonfiction Environmental Science & Ecosystems

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Discovering Arctic Ecology

by (author) Mia Pelletier

illustrated by Sara Otterstatter

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Jun 2021
Category
Environmental Science & Ecosystems, General, Flowers & Plants, Polar Regions
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772272949
    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781927095133
    Publish Date
    Mar 2013
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781927095416
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $7.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095140
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals.
From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird's-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects co-exist in the Arctic ecosystem.
Written by Mia Pelletier, a biologist and wilderness field researcher, and complete with a glossary to clearly explain biological terms to young readers, this book provides a sound informational basis to understanding the Arctic ecosystem in all its facets.

About the authors

Mia Pelletier studied ecology and anthropology and holds an MSc from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology in the United Kingdom. Drawn to wilderness and shorelines, Mia has lived in faraway places from California to the Magdalen Islands and the Canadian Arctic and spent six years working on the co-management of Arctic protected areas with Inuit communities on Baffin Island. She is the author of A Children’s Guide to Arctic Butterflies and A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds.

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Sara Otterstätter studied illustration and graphic design at the University for Applied Studies in Münster, Germany. Since 2007, she has been working as a freelance illustrator for German and international publishing houses. The focus of her works is educational illustrations for children.

 

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Editorial Reviews

"[A] lovely and thought-provoking guide to the Arctic for children and adults alike, and a valuable reference for elementary and middle school children interested in learning about the Arctic."—Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

"[A] lovely and thought-provoking guide to the Arctic for children and adults alike, and a valuable reference for elementary and middle school children interested in learning about the Arctic."—Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

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