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
"Yes, it's another penguin book. But there never seems to be enough for penguin aficionados! Still, Penguins: the Ultimate Guide by Tui De Roy, Mark Jones, and Julie Cornthwaite might just fulfill the promise of its subtitle. . . . Penguins: the Ultimate Guide is part coffee-table book, part informative essays, and part species profiles for each of the 18 species. Moreover, the 400+ photos are gorgeous . . . until further notice, this may be 'the ultimate guide' to penguins and their lives."--Birding Community E-Bulletin
"Of the many books on perennially popular penguins, this is far and away the best, by any standard. . . . An outstanding gem. Most highly recommended for all interested, whether the lay public or scientists, in natural history and Antarctic and sub-Antarctic places."--Henry T. Armistead, Library Journal starred review
"Penguins: The Ultimate Guide IS the ultimate guide to penguins. With more than 400 pictures detailing all 18 penguin species on Earth, this book will educate and delight you. While it is a bona fide bird book, Penguins: The Ultimate Guide is also a beautiful coffee table book that would make a great gift for any wildlife lover."--Gabriel Thoumi, MongaBay.com
"The three primary authors are noted wildlife photographers, and their expertise shines in beautiful pictures, many of them at close range, culled from 15 years of penguin encounters. . . . This is a fascinating guide that is suitable for most libraries."--Elaine Lindstrom, Booklist
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Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Tui De Roy:
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