Fraser's Penguins by Fen Montaigne
A Journey to the Future in Antarctica.

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


About Fen Montaigne

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Former Moscow bureau chief for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fen Montaigne writes for National Geographic, Audubon, and The New Yorker. For his work on Fraser's Penguins, Mr. Montaigne was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006. He lives in Pelham, NY, with his wife and two daughters.
Published November 9, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co.. 320 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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An account of an Antarctic penguin colony, and how climate change is destroying it.

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But Montaigne's attempt to bring the changes in Palmer to the broader .

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