Ice

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Dec 2019

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DK always does such a great job with information books, and ICE is gorgeous!  The photographs and diagrams against their signature white background are stunning.  Kids will enjoy poring over the pages of short texts, captions, photos, and intricate drawings of the wildlife and natural formations that abound in the coldest parts of our planet.
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Ice, by DK is a fascinating book which gives up glimpses of our world in the past when ice was much more common on the landscape. It' goes on to explain how humans have survived in these harsh climates over the world. Filled with color and enticing pictures, this book will entertain many reader and school teachers for years to come. Highly recommended.
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I love DK Publishing. They do a fantastic job.

When it comes to their nonfiction books, they are top-notch. DK Publishing does a supreme job of selecting high-engaging topics and designing nonfiction texts that will capture the attention of any reader.

DK's new book, Ice, is no exception to this publishing company's long list of excellent nonfiction books. Ice focuses on the presence and history of ice on our earth. It highlights the ice ages, animals past and present throughout these ice worlds, and the current melting of the ice caps.

The text is challenging, but DK does a great job of designing interactive pages. Each page is broken into clear subtopics and it is packed full of great text features to help its readers along. 

I would recommend Ice to any child who is reading at an upper elementary or middle school level. The academic vocabulary and the topics are complex. This text was designed to teach all about ice, and it does so at a very high-level.
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Ice is the latest nonfiction title from DK Publishing. I was especially excited about the opportunity to review this book because my students have recently been reaching for the older DK books available in our school library. The modern look of the cover will certainly entice students to pick this book up. The table of contents is divided into "Prehistory", "The Frozen World", "Animals on Ice", and "Humans on Ice" which includes a variety of information including ice ages, evolution, habitats, exploration, research, and climate change.

The vivid photographs and diagrams in this book will draw the reader in. The pages contain a good amount of factual information without becoming overwhelming. Heading and subheadings organize the information in way that students will be able to navigate. A glossary and index appear at the end of the book so that children can look up unfamiliar terms or identify the location of needed information in the book.

I highly recommend Ice for elementary libraries and I will likely be acquiring a copy for my 7th-8th grade school library. My students still greatly enjoy non-fiction that is accompanied by illustrations or photographs and I know several students that would gravitate toward this particular title.

I received a free copy of this title from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  

#Ice #NetGalley
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"Ice" by DK is a fascinating read on prehistorical ice ages and then present day and the effect of global warming on the ice landscapes around the world. The book details various areas around the world where the ice is a dominant feature and how it affects the habitats of the plants and animals living in the ice.

Overall, the book tells a dismal story of the world we live in and the effects of the rapidly changing ice landscape around us.

I received this eBook free of charge from DK via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
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Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World from DK Publishing was written by Laura Buller, Andrea Mills, and John Woodward. It is currently scheduled for release on September 3 2019. This comprehensive book can teach readers about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes develop and change, and meet the animals who make these frozen lands their home. Detailed annotations explore the place of ice on our planet and how we and other animals survive and interact with it. Using captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, this book will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, exploring how icy worlds are created, how creatures live in these harsh environments and the impact of climate change. This makes it a the perfect companion for any reader who wants to discover frozen worlds and the creatures that make them their home.

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World captured my attention with the image on the front cover and never let go. As someone that thought they had a good grasp on most habitats and some of the science involved in the coldest regions on our planet, I need to say that I learned quite a lot from this book. There is so much more to ice, in all its forms, than most of us could ever know. I found the text to be very well organized and researched with absolutely stunning images through out. There is a great deal of information here, and not all of it very optimistic,  making this a book that I think can be taken in smaller bites and returned too many times to refresh or reread the most relevant bits for current research or interests. I think even the youngest readers can appreciate the images in the book, while older readers (including adults) will be able to learn much from this resource. 

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World is exactly what you would expect from the title and publisher. It is a well done non fiction book well suited for all libraries and personal collections, and visually stunning.
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With all the discussion happening now about climate change, this book is very timely. Though it is geared toward children, there is a lot of information that would benefit adults. Be a very good reference book for use in classroom assignments. Love the clarity of the graphics but especially the details, e.g. Emperor Penguin can grow to be 4 feet tall. That means this penguin would be up to my waist... wow! Another great nonfiction book by DK Publishing.
I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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Most excellent: every since I learned there were at least 9 kinds of ice- this was in class in college in the 70's- I have been fascinated with ice. 

This is a lovely compendium about ice, how it is formed, what it can, and can't do. Ice has been a larger and smaller part of Earth since it formed, and its future may be in jeopardy in ways we can't imagine.

Short, sweet, to the point, excellent. thank you
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This is a very good book for children and adults it gives you a look into what's really happening, and gives you the outlook of timelines how earth has really changed and how the Ice works is melting, it really is sad to read but to realize we need to do something about it as a society.
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Stunning illustrations and photographs describe the impact ice has on animals and people from the prehistoric to modern day times.  Readers will be captivated with the text features and easy to read information.  I learned so much about the people and animals who have lived in, on, and below the ice as well as the impact global warming is having on our society. Ice is extraordinary.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read and review this title.
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This is one of those books that I couldn't review. It is not available as a kindle download. I do wish that publishers would let us know, before we request the book. So, for me no review and no rating. So.sorry that I missed this one. It's one of my favorite subjects.
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This book provides a great look at different animals that live on ice, what happens when ice thaws, information about the tundra, and interesting facts about the Ice Age.
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Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World by DK Publishing is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. This book is hot, or COOL! Really cool in fact! It takes the reader from prehistoric times to today and from pole to pile exploding everything ice! They explore everything that has lived in ice, grew on ice, walked on ice, lived under ice, well...you get my meaning. The pictures are totally amazing! Some seem to be alive! That's what caught my attention is the fabulous photos and art! Each page has dramatic photos along with mind blowing information! The page is filled with lots of fun facts and cool, (sorry), pictures!I love this book! I think this is probably for kids around middle grade but I was lost in the stunning photos and I am certainly not in middle grade school! I am going to get this book when it comes out for sure. This is going in my favorite folder in Goodreads! Gorgeous photos and great information, what more could you ask for?
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The title, really, says it all.  The ice that has been at the arctic and antarctic are vanishing in our lifetimes, and taking with it stories, and wildlife, and a way of life for people.

This is an amazing book showing that has gone before, in pre-historic times, as well as what is currently vanishing. Large pictures, with notes on each item in the picture make this an easy and informative read.

It turns out, there is quite a lot to be learned. Who knew, for example, that there are different types of fronts and ice. (as in hoar frost, needle ice, hair ice and front flowers)





Very informative book, about a region that may be all but lost due to climate change. Highly recommended for schools and libraries.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  			
			
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.			
			
From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources: ice.

With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, exploring how icy worlds are created, how creatures live in these harsh environments and the impact of climate change.

Learn about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes develop and change, and meet the animals who make these frozen lands their home. Detailed annotations explore the place of ice on our planet and how we and other animals survive and interact with it. Ice is the perfect companion for any reader who wants to discover frozen worlds and the creatures that make them their home.

In a world where all you hear about is global warming, ice is a hot topic 😂. (I actually stalk Instagram accounts that are from Newfoundland and Labrador photographers and their amazing photos of ice.) The book is gorgeous - the CGI, in particular, is captivating.  The book is also well written and enjoyable by kids of all ages - including this middle age grey-haired one!   It is detailed so that the older kids will get a lot out of it, but it is also readable as a bedtime story to younger ones - very versatile! 

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millennials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it some good old Canadian use of ice --- 🏒🏒🏒🏒🏒		
			
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A small but well organized and explain documentary on ice. It covers the basics information on what is ice, the ice age, animal living in an ice/snowy world, how humans live there too, etc. Lot of information, all easy to understand do to summarize content and vocabulary. There is also good quality picture to help represent it all in our mind. Well done!
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