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Praise for Life on the Wing: '!it contains some of the most beautiful and artistic photographs of birds that I have ever seen.' Svenska Dagbladet 'It makes you wonder whether it is possible for bird photography to get much better than this.' Naturmorgon, P1, Sveriges Radio --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Brutus Östling is a freelance photographer and publisher. A member of PhotoNatura, he has contributed photo features around the world. His unique sense of composition, light, and the bird's personality make him a unique bird photographer, and he has been awarded "Nature Photographer of the Year" in his native Sweden. This is Brutus's second book for Collins, following Between the Wingtips (2006).



Susanne Åkesson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, in Sweden. She teaches evolutionary animal ecology and ornithology and does research in animal migration and navigation. She also does popular science programs for Swedish radio and writes for various journals and magazines.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (February 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061198587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061198588
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #853,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Belanger on March 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A large format style book that primarily consists of photographs with only relatively minimal text in comparison. This isn't a negative as the photographs are excellent. Every page has at least one near full-page sized photo, with some pages having up to two or three at most while other photos span both pages. The photo captions are brief: stating penguin type, location, and time of the year taken.

The penguin photographic coverage consists mostly of the Adelie, Rockhopper, Gentoo, African, King, and Magellanic penguins although some others are covered in much less detail. One type noticably absent is the Emperor penguin - although the Emperor is well covered in many other publications. Here though there is only one photo in the back in the species section maybe? Would possibly have rated this as a 5-star book if it was expanded to include the famous Emperor penguin in the same detail as the other penguins covered. As is though, definitely recommended.

If you're looking for a photo book detailing multiple penguin types then this is a great start.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CarNut on March 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Ok, I'll admit it, I love penguins. I loved Happy Feet (the animated movie). There is something about these human-like creatures that enthralls and this book fills in all the gaps in what I know - and didn't know! - about these marvelous birds. Of cours, like his other book (bought 4 of them for friends!) Wingtips, this book has images that really, for the 1st time, bring their world to life. The penguin scrathing his head is so human, it's frightening! If you even like penguins, you'll love them after this book. And for kids, it's just about the most useful, understandable and interesting book on birds I've ever read. I'm using it as a bedtime story book.
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By Lydia on December 1, 2012
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This is a beautiful book! My 15 year old wants to learn everything there is to know about penguins. I do believe this will get her started. The pictures are wonderful. The text is very informative. I'm very happy with this purchase.
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I ordered this for my 9 year old grandson for Christmas as he loves penguins but is very picky about not getting a "kids" book. He loved this. The pictures are beautiful and the information is excellent
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After visiting Antarctica and seeing thousands of penguins, I purchased this book to remind of the beautiful creatures who live in unbelievable conditions in the south region of our planet.
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