Penguins of the World

Penguins of the World

Book - 1997
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Discusses the various species of penguins, covering their biology, habitats, breeding, feeding, and growth.

Firefly Books Ltd

The internationally successful movie March of the Penguins showcases the life of these fascinating flightless birds that have become such prominent symbols of the fragile nature of our ecosystem. Faced with global warming, invasive tourism, pollution and loss of habitat, penguins -- if they are to survive -- need protection more than ever.

Over the past 18 years, Wayne Lynch has traveled to Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and a dozen remote island clusters in the tempestuous Southern Ocean, studying and photographing all 17 species of penguins in their natural habitats. In Penguins of the World, he documents the extraordinary life cycles of these tough, resourceful and beautiful animals in the harshest environments imaginable.

This second edition has been revised, redesigned and expanded, with detailed information and the latest facts and statistics on:

  • Anatomy
  • Egg and chick development
  • Mating and feeding habits
  • Predators
  • Habitats
  • Climate change
  • Changes to food levels.

Through his engaging text and on-location photographs, Wayne Lynch captures these birds in their wide variety of activities and behaviors. Penguins of the World will appeal to anyone interested in birds, nature and science.

A well-illustrated classic study of penguins, now revised and expanded to include the latest facts and statistics on all aspects of their biology, habitat, predation, as well as the effects of climate change.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, c1997
ISBN: 9781554072743
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill., maps


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Sep 21, 2019

A very in-depth look at all species of penguin, complete with excellent photos and plenty of information to follow up on.

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