Extreme Jobs in Extreme Places

Some people choose jobs for money and comfort, while others want adventure and excitement.

Author: Drew Nelson

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library

ISBN: 1433985896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Some people choose jobs for money and comfort, while others want adventure and excitement. Some of these risk-takers are drawn to careers in the most dangerous, remote, and hard to reach places on Earth and space. Readers discover several jobs that take people to the far reaches of human exploration. Polar research centers, the International Space Station, and oil rigs are some of the places readers will learn about.

Extreme Environments Living on the Edge

orking in extreme environments does not mean you have to work under extreme conditions. In recent years, many countries have come to understand that scientists and researchers are at their best when they have a few of the comforts of ...

Author: Jeff Garside

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 9781599534589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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From desert villagers to tube worms clustered around ocean vents, life has a remarkable way of surviving and thriving in the most challenging of places. This book looks at how humans and animals have evolved to flourish in the unlikeliest locations...and at just how fragile these fringe ecosystems can be.


People get started in extreme jobs in different ways. Recruitment tips are useful for landing your dream job, ... Newspapers are the tried and trusted place to look for job vacancies. Though you can find jobs any day of the week, ...

Author: Fran Molloy

Publisher: Career FAQs

ISBN: 9781921106286

Category: Hazardous occupations

Page: 181

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Can't stand the idea of being stuck behind a desk? Prefer a job that gives you a rush? You won't believe some of the things some people do for a living! Speed skiing, skydiving, swimming with sharks, and that's just for starters. Adrenaline-hunters, come right this way...

Antarctica The Battle for the Seventh Continent

Arthur K. Britton, Extreme Jobs in Extreme Places: Life at a Polar Research Station (New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2013), 6–7. 129. For a history of McMurdo, see Andrew G. Klein et al., “The Historical Development of McMurdo ...

Author: Doaa Abdel-Motaal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440848049

Category: History

Page: 320

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The thawing Antarctic continent offers living space and marine and mineral resources that were previously inaccessible. This book discusses how revisiting the Antarctic Treaty System and dividing up the continent preemptively could spare the world serious conflict. • Argues that the Antarctic Treaty, which was opened for signature in 1959, needs to be reconsidered since pressure continues to build for the occupation of the continent and the exploitation of its living and non-living resources • Suggests that international conflict over Antarctica is likely in the coming decades, particularly because the ban on mineral resources is up for revision in 2048 • Argues that policymakers need to draw lessons from the economic competition the world is now witnessing in the thawing Arctic Ocean

Life on an Oil Rig

( Extreme jobs in extreme places ) Includes bibliographical references and index . Summary : This book describes how offshore drilling platforms are assembled , some of the jobs on an offshore drilling platform , what life is like for ...

Author: Drew Nelson

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433985003

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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We couldn't get very far without oil rigs, both on and off shore, and the people who work there. Workers toil long hours, usually far from families and friends, to provide the fuel needed to power cars, planes, trains, and many other types of machines. Life on an offshore oil platform and the many kinds of jobs that keep it running smoothly and safely are explored through accessible text.

History s Most Dangerous Jobs Miners

... their exhaustion, and very frequently even their tears, it is painful in the extreme to witness. ... The basket was held in place by a headband and she described the frequent accidents when the bands broke and showered the coal on ...

Author: Anthony Burton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492254

Category: History

Page: 176

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Mining is Britain’s oldest industry, and this book follows the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. Since the New Stone Age various minerals have been wrested from British soil – copper, tin, gold, lead – but in later periods the key commodity was coal. Those who worked in the mines were constantly battling on two fronts: there was the continual danger of flood and explosion; and the often bitter struggles against the mine owners. This story is also one of invention and innovation, looking particularly at how the independent miners of Cornwall and Devon were at the forefront of the development of the steam engine that was to transform society. This, the second book in an exciting new series looking at Britain’s most dangerous industries, is a tale of blood, sweat and death among a courageous and close-knit community that has now all but passed into history.

Antarctic Researchers

There are many different careers to choose from. Some of the coolest and most exciting jobs are in science! A scientist doesn't always work in a lab. Scientists work in many extreme places around the world.

Author: Emily Mahoney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508145073

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Scientists known as Antarctic researchers brave extremely cold temperatures and bitter winds in order to study a place most people will never visit. Readers travel along with these adventurous scientists as detailed main text, a helpful graphic organizer, and fun fact boxes explore various aspects of this fascinating career. Full-color photographs and real-world stories of Antarctic researchers keep readers engaged as they learn. The exciting, career-focused text is designed to reflect all areas of STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Changing Climate of Antarctica

Extreme Jobs in Extreme Places. New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2013. Latta, Sara L. Ice Scientist: Careers in the Frozen Antarctic. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, 2009. Taylor, Barbara.

Author: Patricia K. Kummer

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627124409

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Readers will discover what makes this continent unique. They'll explore the environmental issues affecting Antarctica in the twenty-first century and the steps being taken to ensure a better tomorrow for this continent.