Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2010 - Nature - 304 pages
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A dramatic chronicle of Antarctica's penguins that bears witness to climate changes that foreshadow our own future


The towering mountains and iceberg-filled seas of the western Antarctic Peninsula have for three decades formed the backdrop of scientist Bill Fraser's study of Adélie penguins. In that time, this breathtaking region has warmed faster than any place on earth, with profound consequences for the Adélies, the classic tuxedoed penguin that is dependent on sea ice to survive. During the Antarctic spring and summer of 2005-2006, author Fen Montaigne spent five months working on Fraser's field team, and he returned with a moving tale that chronicles the beauty of the wildest place on earth, the lives of the beloved Adélies, the saga of the discovery of the Antarctic Peninsula, and the story--told through Fraser's work--of how rising temperatures are swiftly changing this part of the world. Captivated by the tale of these polar penguins and a memorable field season in Antarctica, readers will come to understand that the fundamental changes Fraser has witnessed in the Antarctic will soon affect our lives.

  

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User Review  - PD - Goodreads

This book made me want to go to Antarctica and assist in the research efforts...and I hate the cold. Compelling story of penguin woes interspersed with information about the rapid climate change. Read the print version for pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

I have met the author and he is a great story teller in real life. I really liked this book, although the theme is pretty sad. He tells of the penguin's plight in an entertaining way. But then again I am biased, I love penguins, how can a book about them fail to motivate me! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Fen Montaigne is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, and The Wall Street Journal. A former Moscow bureau chief of The Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the author of Reeling in Russia and has co-authored two other books. For his work on Fraser's Penguins, Montaigne was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. He now works as senior editor of the online magazine Yale Environment 360.

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