Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

By: Montaigne, Fen

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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 Adelie penguins. In that time, this breathtaking region has warmed faster than any place on earth, with profound consequences for the Adelies, 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 Adelies, 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.

Title: Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

Author: Montaigne, Fen

Categories: Animals, Science, Life, Outdoor Recreation/Adventure,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N Y, Henry Holt and Company: 2010

ISBN Number: 0805079424

ISBN Number 13: 9780805079425

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 120227