Out in the Cold Additional Information

Recommended Web sites:

You can learn more about Dee Boersma and her penguin research at faculty.washington.edu/boersma/ (University of Washington) and www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1315147 (National Public Radio).

The March of the Penguins movie Web site is at wip.warnerbros.com/marchofthepenguins/(Warner Brothers).

Information about the Emperor penguin can be found at www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/penguins/emperor.shtml (Antarctic Connection) and explorations.ucsd.edu/penguins/ (University of California, San Diego).

You can learn more about Magellanic penguins at www.sfzoo.org/cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=54 (San Francisco Zoo) and www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/penguins/magellanic.shtml (Antarctic Connection).

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Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:

Penguins!— Wayne Lynch

Published by Firefly Books, 1999.

There are seventeen different kinds of penguins. Learn all about these “feathered fish.” Discover where they live, how they move, what they eat, and how they reproduce. Also learn who their predators are and how their young go out on their own. The book features many photos and a map labeled with the different penguins and where they can be located.

My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal— Sophie Webb

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.

How would you like to spend your winter holidays in Antarctica, observing Adelie penguins from your camp? Scientist Sophie Webb studied penguins for two months during the Antarctic summer, and this book is her journal. It begins with her long journey south, where she travels to New Zealand to prepare for the expedition, and then flies to McMurdo, the American research base on Antarctica. After Survival School, she sets up camp to study a penguin colony. Find out how the tiny penguin chicks and noisy adult penguins live—and how scientists study them—in this beautifully illustrated journal.

Icy Antarctic Waters— Wendy Pfeffer

Published by Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2003.

How would you like to live in Antarctica? It holds the record for the coldest temperature on Earth, –96 degrees Fahrenheit(–71 degrees Celsius). However, many animals and plants thrive in the frigid environment. In this book, learn how animals have adapted to the frozen continent. For example, emperor penguins have a special layer of blubber to provide extra insulation from the cold temperatures. Complete with full-color photographs of many animals including the minke whale and the Weddell seal as well as a suggested reading list, this book will introduce you to the many treasures that Antarctica has to offer.

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Power Words

habitat The area in which an animal or plant normally lives, such as a rain forest, a pond, or a coral reef. A particular habitat is often home to many different plants and animals. Cactus, lizards, scorpions, and many insects can live in a desert habitat.


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