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Extreme Battlefields

When War Meets the Forces of Nature

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Drew Shannon

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list price: $16.95
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publisher: Annick Press
Description

The world’s strongest armies discover that Nature can be a secret ally or an unbeatable foe.

Not even the strongest troops can match the power of nature. In each of the ten stories in this volume, well-armed forces set off to battle human enemies but find themselves fighting the environment instead. Sometimes a leader carefully plans the perfect attack, only to find geography in the way. Other times the climate interferes unexpectedly. • In 119 BCE, General Wei Qing used a sand storm as cover and was able to attack the Xiongnu nomads by surprise. • Napoleon’s plan to quickly subdue the Russians was foiled by the savage “General Winter.” • A massive network of underground tunnels gave the Viet Cong guerillas an unbeatable advantage over the much stronger American forces. • The battle between India and Pakistan over borders has pitted both countries against the inhospitable Siachen Glacier. Nature’s obstacles have lead to crushing defeats, inspired accidental victories, and encouraged surprising innovation.

About the Authors
Tanya Lloyd Kyi writes both fiction and nonfiction on topics related to science, pop culture, social history or a combination of all three. Her recent books include Prince of Pot, DNA Detective and Mya's Strategy to Save the World. Tanya lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two kids.
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Drew Shannon is an illustrator living in Toronto whose work has been published by The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Reader's Digest and more. He's also the co-creator of the young adult detective comic series The Montague Twins.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • , Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination
  • Joint winner, Green Book Festival Award
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

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