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Living at the Pole by Paul Siple

Siple's Antarctic trips are legendary. At 10, he was selected in a nationwide Boy Scout search to travel there. Several decades later, he was part of the first group to winter over at the South Pole.

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Studying Polar Climate

Talk about the force of gravity—Antarctica's powerful katabatic winds thunder down from the high polar plateau to the coast, creating wind speeds that typically exceed 100 mph every winter month.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

The Circle of the Food Chain and Decomposition

This seventh-grader from Mississippi asked, when it comes to planting a garden, isn't dirt just dirt? Find out what she learned by digging into the study of decomposition and making compost.

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