Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records

Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records

By Seymour Simon

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452107851, 60pp.

Publication Date: August 2012

Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing planet trekking though the driest desert, climbing the snowiest mountaintops, and diving to the deepest regions of the ocean floor. Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather. These mind-bending facts and photographs invite readers on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, scientific expedition of Earth's most amazing records

About the Author
Seymour Simon has been called the dean of the [children s science book] field by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the Seymour Science Blog and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

Praise For Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records

"An artful blend of text and image" - Kirkus Reviews

"This is a title that will never stay on the shelf." - Library Media Connection