By Noah Strycker
The 12 months he graduated from collage, 22-year-old Noah Strycker was once dropped via helicopter in a distant Antarctic box camp with chicken 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 each one Antarctic summer time to nest and rear their younger prior to returning to sea. due to long term reviews, scientists may well comprehend 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 popular. just like the intrepid early explorers of Antarctica, smooth scientists attracted to the frozen continent face an totally inhospitable panorama, person who evokes, isolates, and punishes.
With wit, interest, and a deep wisdom of his topic, Strycker recounts the truth of existence on the finish of the Earth—thousand-year-old penguin mummies, hurricane-force blizzards, and daily lifestyles in under 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 fanatics of first-person event narratives could be desirous about Strycker’s book.
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