Out of the Ice

Claire Eamer
Drew Shannon

As climate change is warming our planet, the ice in Earth's cryosphere is melting --- from glaciers to mountaintop patches to permafrost. An unexpected result of this melting has been the discovery of artifacts that were long preserved in the ice's depths. Tools, clothing and, perhaps most remarkable, human bodies have been revealed at the edges the retreating ice. Examining these discoveries, along with traces of plants and animals also melting out of the ice, is the work of researchers in a brand-new scientific field called glacial archaeology. This one-of-a-kind introduction to the work of these researchers examines some of the fascinating artifacts that have been uncovered and the insights they provide into how our ancestors lived. It also describes the urgency of this work; as soon as these clues to the past become exposed to the elements, they begin to disintegrate.

Award-winning author Claire Eamer keeps the interest level high with her intriguing stories, organized into thirteen chapters. The accessible text is complemented by loads of eye-catching visuals, such as photos of actual artifacts and mummified remains, along with Drew Shannon's full-color illustrations. The table of contents, timeline, references, glossary and index enhance the book's classroom utility. This timely book is an excellent choice for updated lessons on the impacts of changes in the environment. Information here covers subjects ranging from science and technology to environmental studies to history and geography.

978-1-77138-731-6 | Sep 4, 2018
List Price: USD $17.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 32 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“... unique information about ancient times and our own histories.”
— Kirkus Reviews, June 2018
“A valuable resource in the study of climate change, environment, and history for students.”
— School Library Journal, August 2018
“... a readable and attractive book to wonder over ...”
— CM Magazine, October 2018
“... an interesting read for all ages.”
— Resource Links, December 2018
2020 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards, Short-listed
2019 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Short-listed
2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2018 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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