By Noah Strycker
The 12 months he graduated from university, 22-year-old Noah Strycker used to be dropped through helicopter in a distant Antarctic box camp with fowl scientists and a 3 months’ provide 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 each one Antarctic summer season to nest and rear their younger ahead of returning to sea. as a result of long term stories, scientists may possibly 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 popular. just like the intrepid early explorers of Antarctica, glossy scientists interested in the frozen continent face an totally inhospitable panorama, person who conjures up, 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 day by day lifestyles in less than freezing temperatures—and delves deep right into a international of technological know-how, obsession, and birds.
Among Penguins weaves an enthralling story of penguins and their researchers at the coldest, driest, maximum, and windiest continent in the world. Birders, fans of the Antarctic, and enthusiasts of first-person experience narratives can be interested by Strycker’s book.
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Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica by Noah Strycker