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Penguins of the World Hardcover – October 1, 1997


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Of the numerous books about penguins, this is one of the better ones with 123 superb color photographs and an authoritative text. Lynch, a Canadian writer and explorer, has chapters on penguin species, biology, habitats, courtship, breeding, family life, feeding, and maturation. The penguin hot spots of the Falkland and South Georgia islands are Lynch's primary focus, while penguins restricted to South Africa, the Galapagos, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica do not come in for as heavy coverage. Nevertheless, libraries where titles such as Roger Tory Peterson's Penguins (Houghton Mifflin, 1979) and Pauline Reilly's Penguins of the World (Oxford, 1994) are in constant demand may want this somewhat pricey book. Warmly recommended.?Henry T. Armistead, Free Lib. of Philadelphia.
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'A delightful look at the extraordinary life of these tough, resourceful and beautiful birds in some of the harshest environments imaginable. Striking photographs and engaging narrative.' Publishing News (11 May 2007) '...well researched and visually attractive, while the charm and downright strangeness of penguins' lives are brought into focus through the numerous colour photos and firsthand testimony of a top polar expert.' Guardian (Nov 2007) 'A detailed and enlightening window into the snow-white worlds of 17 species of penguin... The themes addressed... reveal both the emotional and the adorable...' Daily Express (August 2007) 'An accessible, moving account of a species that thrives in adversity.' Good Book Guide (October 2007) 'This is a book for those who are after more than just cute pictures' Outdoor Photography (Oct 2007) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; 1 edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552091805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552091807
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,585,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By ddunk@concentric.net on October 16, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Picture books usually have boring text, and nature books usually have photos that look like the ones used to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster. This book has great color photos of all 17 species of penguins AND informative, readable text. Lynch obviously cares about his subject and his readers. For those who want to know more, he even includes a bibiliography. If you are a nature photographer, bird lover, or penguin fanatic, this book is for you.
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By KathrynB on July 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Arrived on time. The book was used and had some problems. But it had the pictures of penguins I needed for my collection. I was very happy to get those pictures.
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By Marilyn on March 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Grandson very pleased. Had to write a report for school. Ill be buying more books in the future. Thank You very very much.
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