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Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past Hardcover – October 6, 2008
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Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, he has lived in Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Arizona. He earned a Bachelor's degree in language arts from the University of Kansas and a master's degree and doctorate in reading education at the University of Michigan. For twenty-seven years, he taught reading and study skills to underprepared college students. He and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona, where he writes fulltime.
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In 1991 a husband and wife climbing a mountain in northern Italy stumbled across what appeared to be trash left by careless hikers. On closer inspection they realized that it was a human corpse lying near the surface of a melting alpine glacier. Ultimately, scientific study revealed that the man had lived 5,300 years earlier. Now known as Ötzi, he is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made.
As glaciers melt throughout the world, more frozen bodies are appearing, adding to our knowledge of culture and history.
What's amazing about this book are the pictures. The pictures show you everything and give you an idea what it must be like for a hiker to discover a frozen corpse. The text is very informative and highlights types of glaciers, the mystery of George Mallory, who died trying to climb Mt. Everest and some recently discovered Incan children who were sacrificed to the gods.
The topics covered are presented in an intriguing way that will capture young readers' attentions and teach them about our environment and history. This a wonderful read that will feed a young readers' hunger for glaciers and how people lived in the past.
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waste of paper. it might be informative for a slow first grader but not for anyone who is even semi informed.Published on June 6, 2013 by Edward H. schoeffler
The fast and timely delivery, besides the packaging was great. My son needed this book for school and I ordered it from Amazon and this seller as quickly as possible. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Jane Austen queen