By Noah Strycker
The yr he graduated from collage, 22-year-old Noah Strycker was once dropped via helicopter in a distant Antarctic box camp with fowl scientists and a 3 months’ provide of frozen foodstuff. His topics: 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 time to nest and rear their younger sooner than returning to sea. due to long term reviews, scientists may possibly recognize extra approximately how those penguins will comply with weather switch than approximately the other creature within the world.
Bird scientists like Noah are much less renowned. just like the intrepid early explorers of Antarctica, smooth scientists attracted to the frozen continent face an completely 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 day by day life in lower than freezing temperatures—and delves deep right into a international of technological know-how, obsession, and birds.
Among Penguins weaves a charming story of penguins and their researchers at the coldest, driest, maximum, and windiest continent in the world. Birders, fanatics of the Antarctic, and lovers of first-person experience narratives should be fascinated about Strycker’s book.
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