By Noah Strycker

The yr he graduated from university, 22-year-old Noah Strycker was once dropped through helicopter in a distant Antarctic box camp with chook 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 season to nest and rear their younger earlier than returning to sea. due to long term experiences, scientists might 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 popular. just like the intrepid early explorers of Antarctica, sleek scientists interested in the frozen continent face an completely 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 global of technology, obsession, and birds.

Among Penguins weaves an enthralling story of penguins and their researchers at the coldest, driest, optimum, and windiest continent on the earth. Birders, fanatics of the Antarctic, and fanatics of first-person event narratives might be occupied with Strycker’s book.

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