Download e-book for iPad: Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica by Noah Strycker

By Noah Strycker

ISBN-10: 0870716298

ISBN-13: 9780870716294

The yr he graduated from university, 22-year-old Noah Strycker used to be dropped through helicopter in a distant Antarctic box camp with chook scientists and a 3 months’ offer of frozen foodstuff. His matters: greater than 1 / 4 million penguins.

Compact, industrious, and approachable, the Adélie Penguins who name Antarctica domestic stopover at their breeding grounds every one Antarctic summer season to nest and rear their younger prior to returning to sea. due to long term experiences, scientists might understand extra approximately how those penguins will comply with weather swap than approximately the other creature within the world.

Bird scientists like Noah are much less renowned. just like the intrepid early explorers of Antarctica, sleek scientists attracted to the frozen continent face an totally inhospitable panorama, one who conjures up, isolates, and punishes.

With wit, interest, and a deep wisdom of his topic, Strycker recounts the truth of lifestyles on the finish of the Earth—thousand-year-old penguin mummies, hurricane-force blizzards, and daily lifestyles in lower than freezing temperatures—and delves deep right into a global of technological know-how, obsession, and birds.

Among Penguins weaves a charming story of penguins and their researchers at the coldest, driest, optimum, and windiest continent in the world. Birders, fanatics of the Antarctic, and fanatics of first-person event narratives might be desirous about Strycker’s book.

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