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Mission: Arctic

A Scientifc Adventure to a Changing North Pole

by (author) Katharina Weiss-Tuider

illustrated by Christian Schneider

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Career Education, English Language Arts, Science, Applied Design, Skills and Technologies, Social Studies
Grade Levels
4 to 9
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2023
    List Price

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Descriptive Review

This book chronicles the year-long expedition of the Polarstern, a research icebreaker drifting with the Arctic Sea ice, whose team studied the Arctic climate system. The content covers a range of topics and concepts, including: a history of Arctic expeditions; global warming, the greenhouse effect, microplastic pollution, and climate change; weather patterns and climate models; sea ice and everything above and below it, including its connection to the atmosphere; Arctic wildlife and marine ecosystems. The work of climate scientists is revealed through reference to the research done during the expedition. The final pages provide a description of the predicted impacts of global warming and examples of what humans can do to become “climate protectors” and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bold titles appear at the top of every double-page spread, with related information following, presented through a main body of text, text boxes, side bars, full-colour photos, illustrations, diagrams and maps, and accompanying labels, captions, and notes.

Other End Matter: Glossary, Acknowledgements, Photo Credits
Images: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, b&w photographs, maps, diagrams
Bibliography: No
Index: Yes

Source: Books BC - BC Books for Schools

About the authors


  • Commended, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12

Contributor Notes

Katharina Weiss-Tuider writes about the environment, climate, food and agriculture. She accompanied the MOSAiC Expedition as communications manager at the Alfred Wegener Institute. The protection of the Arctic has become especially important to her ever since she saw her first polar bear in the wild.

Christian Schneider loves nature in all its facets, which he captures on paper with colored pencil. He especially enjoys glimpses of the foxes who live in his neighborhood—a touch of wilderness in the urban jungle of Berlin.

Editorial Reviews

"An enormous amount of information is packed in . . . Readers curious about the ins and outs of scientific discovery will be intrigued."