Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica

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Oregon State University Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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The year he graduated from college, twenty-two-year-old Noah Strycker was dropped by helicopter in a remote Antarctic field camp with two other bird scientists and a three-months supply of frozen food. His subjects: more than a quarter million penguins.

The Adélie Penguins who call Antarctica home have been the subject of long-term studies--scientists may know more about how these penguins will adjust to climate change than about any other creature in the world.

With wit, curiosity, and a deep knowledge of his subject, Strycker weaves a captivating tale of penguins and their researchers on the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. He recounts the reality of life at the end of the Earth--thousand-year-old penguin mummies, hurricane-force blizzards, and day-to-day existence in below freezing temperatures--and delves deep into a world of science, obsession, and birds.

Among PenguinsBirders, lovers of the Antarctic, and fans of first-person adventure narratives will be fascinated by Strycker's book.

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Review: Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica

User Review  - Ashley Gamboa - Goodreads

I love penguins , from the moment I saw the cover I thought it was interesting. This book is all about a college guy who goes on a research experiment to see how the penguins react, how the stay warm and how they learn from people. Read full review

Review: Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Maybe because I'd really like to visit Antartica, I liked this book very much and kept tossing out tidbits to Ann. Noah Stryker, a wunderkind of the American birding world, turned his three month ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Noah K. Strycker is associate editor of Birding magazine and a columnist for WildBird magazine. He has studied birds on Southeast Farallon Island, Australia, Hawaii, and the Antarctic.

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