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Presents a fascinating foray into the world of the penguin, detailing their life cycle, intelligence, antics, survival techniques, and extraordinary working communities; shares his adventures on the Antarctic's frigid seas; and recalls the stories of men who fought to stay alive in this precarious landscape. Reprint.
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Gotta laugh, gotta smile - penguins are waiting for you!
Penguins are a hoot - hard-charging, hardwired, breeding and feeding machines that give us humans fits of joy. Why? Partly because these amusing, human-like creatures resemble us too closely, waddling about like small children clad in spiffy tuxedos. And while making us laugh and smile, they're sending messages about connecting better to the planet and leading our lives a bit more sensibly.
"My" penguins - the chinstraps, Adelies, and gentoos - live in the planet's most emotionally stirring wilderness and survive some of the worst weather imaginable. You've got to admire animals that endure freezing conditions all the time. There's only a short window of opportunity each year to get home, find mates, lay eggs, raise chicks, and get out before the fierce Antarctic winter sets in. But penguins carry on rather successfully and seem to have mastered evolution better than we have.
Read WAITING TO FLY and I guarantee a never-ending addiction to these playful, inspiring creatures who are so full of themselves - cocky, cute, and so very, very busy. WAITING TO FLY recounts tales of my times working with penguins and, during these days of revived interest in Shackleton and other Antarctic explorers, stories of scientists and others who've braved the odds to unravel the secrets of the penguins' manic lives.
Penguins have invaded my life - and I trust they'll become part of yours. Welcome to it.Synopsis:
The penguins in this book emerge as resourceful, beguiling, and unforgettable personalities.
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Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0688175732 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2285813