Expedition Pole Star – On the Trail of Climate Change

Original Title: Expedition Polarstern - Dem Klimawandel auf der Spur
With illustrations from Christian Schneider

original edition

Recommended age group: 10 +
Hardcover, 128 pages, 24.0 x 32.0 cm, 9.4 x 12.6 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-17814-0
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: cbj Kinderbücher

Date of publication: March 22, 2021
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Canada/World English (Greystone)


With colour illustrations and photos

Katharina  Weiss-Tuider - Expedition Pole Star – On the Trail of Climate Change


Where our climate comes from: a research trip to the heart of the Arctic

It’s the biggest polar expedition of our time: the German research icebreaker Polarstern (‘Pole Star’) is on a year-long journey, drifting though the Arctic Ocean moored to an ice floe. On board are the MOSAiC expedition’s more than 600 crew and scientists from over 20 countries. In a race against the impending Polar night, the team sets up a research base in the middle of the sea ice to collect valuable data. The team of international researchers wants to find out how changes in the Arctic are impacting our climate: the polar region is its ‘engine room’ – what happens here affects the whole planet. And the Earth is warming up more quickly here than anywhere else. But how is it possible to conduct research under such extreme climate conditions, far from civilisation, during months and months of darkness?

Expedition Pole Star tells the story of the people on board, the thrilling expedition of the century and its historical predecessors. It provides key information about how the life and climate of the Arctic came to be, and explains what each of us can do to slow down climate change and make the Earth’s future – our future – a little better.

•A year locked in ice: the biggest Arctic expedition of all time

•Katharina Weiss-Tuider’s vivid and visceral report of the spectacular expedition, based on her time on board the Polarstern

•Science as field research: in the different stations of the ice camp, researchers from all over the world are exploring the Arctic’s environment, ecology and climate

•The mission: to better understand climate change

•Huge media interest: regular reports have been published in GEO, GEOlino, Stern and PM, and there are plans for podcasts and a TV documentary

•Also available: Markus Rex, Frozen in the Arctic (C. Bertelsmann) and Sebastian Grote & Katharina Weiss-Tuider, Expedition Arctic (Prestel)

"A brilliantly conceived non-fiction book for children, perfect for the new generation of eco-conscious readers."



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