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The ferocious summer : Adélie penguins and the warming of Antarctica

Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ferocious Summer is writer Meredith Hooper's firsthand account of climate change on Antarctica. For one summer, Hooper lived and worked with scientists observing the summer population of Adélie penguins nesting at Palmer Station, an American research base. These researchers endured long hours in the cold sampling the food intake of the penguins - a touchy undertaking that involves coaxing undigested meals from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Hooper
ISBN: 9781553653691 1553653696
OCLC Number: 174138630
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: News from the front line --
1. Ice Age --
2. Punta to Palmer --
3. The life of a penguin --
4. Remnant Eden --
5. Seeing for myself --
6. A field season from Hell --
7. Penguin pebbles --
8. Palmer Day --
9. An absolute wake-up call --
10. Light bulb moments --
11. Collecting birds --
12. Sunny day science --
13. Giant petrels --
14. Meat and two veg --
15. A view from the predator's stomach --
16. Dream Island --
17. Boondoggle Day --
18. The inner circle --
19. The sound of extinction --
20. The south islands --
21. The year of reckoning --
22. Crunches and crunched --
23. Losing days --
24. The weight of a fledgling --
25. Not a standard day --
26. South polar skuas and kelp gulls --
27. A pair of legs, a pile of bones --
28. Last island on the geep chick banding tour --
29. Summer's end --
30. Voyage home --
31. What was happening? --
32. Local becomes global.
Responsibility: Meredith Hooper.

Abstract:

"The Ferocious Summer is writer Meredith Hooper's firsthand account of climate change on Antarctica. For one summer, Hooper lived and worked with scientists observing the summer population of Adélie penguins nesting at Palmer Station, an American research base. These researchers endured long hours in the cold sampling the food intake of the penguins - a touchy undertaking that involves coaxing undigested meals from the birds - to analyze data and uncover some bleak facts about the effects of climate change. ... Based on daily diaries, acute personal observations and interviews with Antarctica's international community of researchers, The Ferocious Summer is an absorbing and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming"--Jacket.

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