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The Journey of the Penguin

The Journey of the Penguin

  • Author: Emiliano Ponzi
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101992905
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 96
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To celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books, a charming picture book that tells the imagined story of the penguin who waddled his way into history as the symbol of a beloved publisher A lonely Antarctic penguin, dreaming of adventure, sets off on a long swim north. Arriving at last in London in 1935, he encounters the chance of a lifetime: auditions are on to find the face of a brand new publishing house. The penguin wins, of course, and so begins an adventure that takes him on to New York and into the hearts of readers around the world. In The Journey of the Penguin, award-winning graphic artist Emiliano Ponzi delivers a boldly illustrated, wildly imaginative, and terrifically fun story—told entirely through image—that brings to life the “dignified yet flippant” bird chosen eighty years ago by Allen Lane as the name and icon of his revolutionary publishing business. With cameo appearances by legendary Penguin authors including Jack Kerouac, Arthur Miller, and Dorothy Parker, this exquisite, one-of-a-kind book celebrates the enduring appeal of storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

My Penguin Year

My Penguin Year

Living with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery

  • Author: Lindsay McCrae
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 152932548X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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BBC DYNASTIES CAMERAMAN'S ENTHRALLING STORY OF EMPEROR PENGUIN LIFE Chris Packham says: 'A dramatic saga forged by passion, honesty and a rare skill as a naturalist and film-maker. Twelve men have walked on the moon. But how many have spent an entire season with the Emperors in Antarctica? Maybe more, likely less. Lindsay McCrae has - and this is his wonderful and frank story. There are lines of penguins and blizzards, but there's also the emotional turmoil of being separated from his home, his new wife and his unborn child. All his musings and observations combine to produce a compelling tale of the man, those extraordinary birds and that lonely place at the end of the earth. So turn off the heating, put on your gloves and head deep south into a frozen land of dreams and nightmares, all played out in the world of beautiful Emperors' '[This] remarkable memoir is rich in the technological and logistical challenges of filming in extreme conditions. But most gripping are his fine-tuned observations of these beautiful metre-high birds, which must survive and raise their young in temperatures as low as -60?°C' Nature ~ Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. My Penguin Year recounts award-winning cameraman Lindsay McCrae's adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year filming the most resilient creatures in nature. He had to overcome the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream; facing down the personal obstacles of being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home almost proved too much. Out of that experience he has written an unprecedented portrait of Antarctica's most extraordinary residents.

The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin

The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin

  • Author: Bobbie Kalman,Robin R. Johnson
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780778706304
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of the emperor penguin, with descriptions of how female and male penguins cooperate during the coldest winters on Earth to preserve their eggs.

Fraser's Penguins

Fraser's Penguins

A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

  • Author: Fen Montaigne
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429988902
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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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.

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009

  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191761X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 816
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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

Gods of the Vikings

  • Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937416
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began' The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can never be trusted. The Norse myths are as thrilling to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. In this gripping book Kevin Crossley-Holland brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

The Penguin Book of American Short Stories

The Penguin Book of American Short Stories

  • Author: James Cochrane
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141959665
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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'American literature and the short story might be said to have come of age at about the same time, and this, along with something in the bustling and energetic American temperament, might go some way towards explaining why the two go together as well as they do.' Twenty-one short stories from some of the best American writers over the last two hundred years provide a mesmerizing, multi-faceted portrait of a country, a people and the unique literature produced by this most exuberant of nations.

The Penguin History of Modern Russia

The Penguin History of Modern Russia

From Tsarism to the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Robert Service
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141931914
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change. In his acclaimed history, now updated to 2009, Robert Service provides a superb panoramic viewpoint on Russia, exploring the complex, changing interaction between rulers and ruled from Nicholas II, Lenin and Stalin through to Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin and beyond. This new edition also discusses Russia's unresolved economic and social difficulties and its determination to regain its leading role on the world stage and explains how, despite the recent years of de-communization, the seven decades of communist rule which penetrated every aspect of life still continue to influence Russia today.

The Behavior of Penguins

The Behavior of Penguins

Adapted to Ice and Tropics

  • Author: Dietland Müller-Schwarze
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780873958660
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 193
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"Strange geese." That was their description when they were discovered in 1520 during Magellan's historic voyage. Today, penguins are familiar to everyone, yet few researchers have observed them in the remote regions in which they live. Written by an ecologist-behaviorist who has worked extensively in the natural penguin habitat, The Behavior of Penguins is the first general work on the entire family of penguins. Numerous and remarkable field photographs document the author's detailed study of the life cycles and breeding patterns of each penguin species. He brings to light their unusual abilities to go with little food for months, to dive deep in the ocean, and to protect themselves in extreme environments. Müller-Schwarze's comprehensive and fascinating account of penguins also emphasizes the urgent need to protect these birds and their natural habitat.

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings

The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

  • Author: Edward Greenfield,Ivan March,Paul Czajkowski,Robert Layton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141399767
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 624
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INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR This completely new edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the 1000 best classical albums issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before, it indicates key recordings on CD, DVD and enhanced SACD, including those in surround sound. If you want the finest available version of any major classical album you will find it listed and assessed in these pages. Ranging from long-established albums to the newest releases, the latest edition represents the cream of the international repertoire and has all the information you need to select the finest classical music available.