Among Penguins by Noah Strycker
A Bird Man in Antarctica

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The year he graduated from college, twenty-two-year-old Noah Strycker was dropped by helicopter in a remote Antarctic field camp with two other bird scientists and a three-months supply of frozen food. His subjects: more than a quarter million penguins.

The Adélie Penguins who call Antarctica home have been the subject of long-term studies--scientists may know more about how these penguins will adjust to climate change than about any other creature in the world.

With wit, curiosity, and a deep knowledge of his subject, Strycker weaves a captivating tale of penguins and their researchers on the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. He recounts the reality of life at the end of the Earth--thousand-year-old penguin mummies, hurricane-force blizzards, and day-to-day existence in below freezing temperatures--and delves deep into a world of science, obsession, and birds.

Among Penguins Birders, lovers of the Antarctic, and fans of first-person adventure narratives will be fascinated by Strycker's book.


About Noah Strycker

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Noah K. Strycker is associate editor of Birding magazine and a columnist for WildBird magazine. He has studied birds on Southeast Farallon Island, Australia, Hawaii, and the Antarctic.
Published April 15, 2011 by Oregon State University Press. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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At the age of 24, Strycker (associate editor at Birding magazine) has already studied birds on six continents and his evocative writing reveals enough wit, meticulous description, and passion to satisfy any nature writing enthusiast (particularly young ones).

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