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Antarctica: Journey to the South Pole

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"Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to life in Antarctica, tracking the explorers of the South Pole - including James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, and Richard Evelyn Bird - and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to science. The heroism and adventure - and the ultimate failure - of the expeditions are depicted in Myer's ...more
Published January 1st 2005 by Scholastic (first published November 1st 2004)
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Myers discusses how the Antarctic region became of interest to the world, from economic and scientific standpoints, and the expeditions that shaped our understanding of Antarctica. The expeditions of James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, and Richard Byrd are among those described. The details of the journeys (including the deaths of Scott and his fellow explorers), the region, and the developing technology used to further exploration were highly interesting. This is a great introdu ...more
Katie Carson
I came across this text while I was completing my author study on Walter Dean Myers. My students currently study Shackleton and his polar exploration this year and I think this text would be a great cross-curricular non-fiction supplement to our Language Arts curriculum. I'm also looking to use authentic texts in my classroom and knowing Walter Dean Myers and his writing style, I'm sure this is a great find!
Alma Law
Wow. I asked my wife if we could wrangle our goals around and spend a year a as a family at the research station down near the South Pole. The original explorers of the 5 largest continent were amazing men. I was shocked that they made it as far as they did with so few catastrophes.
A really excellent book for 10-14 year olds about the exploration of the Antarctic, with a chapter each to the expeditions between the late 1700s up to the establishment of McMurdo and other (semi) permanent research stations. The only bummer was the lack of maps...
Julio Granillo
This book was a great book. If you are a person who likes adventure books, this is a great book to read.
Fantastic non-fiction book for elementary/middle school kids
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Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.

After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi
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