Penguins are perhaps the most beloved birds. On land, their behavior appears so humorous and expressive that we can be excused for attributing to them moods and foibles similar to our own. Few realize how complex and mysterious their private lives truly are, as most of their existence takes place far from our prying eyes, hidden beneath the ocean waves. This stunningly illustrated book provides a unique look at these extraordinary creatures and the cutting-edge science that is helping us to better understand them. Featuring more than 400 breathtaking photos, this is the ultimate guide to all 18 species of penguins, including those with retiring personalities or nocturnal habits that tend to be overlooked and rarely photographed.
A book that no bird enthusiast or armchair naturalist should do without, Penguins includes discussions of penguin conservation, informative species profiles, fascinating penguin facts, and tips on where to see penguins in the wild.
- Covers all 18 species of the world’s penguins
- Features more than 400 photos
- Explores the latest science on penguins and their conservation
- Includes informative species profiles and fascinating penguin facts
Tui De Roy is a world-renowned wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist. Her books include Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire (Princeton). Mark Jones and Julie Cornthwaite are partners with De Roy at Roving Tortoise Worldwide Nature Photography in New Zealand. Jones has collaborated with De Roy on several books, including Albatross: Their World, Their Ways.
"Beautiful. . . . If you are into birds, you probably don't have a penguin book, so this will fill the bill. As it were. This is also one of those books that totally qualify as a great present to give someone you know who has an interest in birds generally, or penguins in particular. I should also mention that there are a couple of pages in the back on where to see penguins."--Greg Laden's Blog
“The imagery in this book is incredible. Penguins is not only attractive and entertaining, but also an authoritative and easy-to-use reference. It is unlike any other book on the subject.”—Alvaro Jaramillo, author of Birds of Chile
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