Both a love letter and a call to action, this narrative and photographic book chronicles the author and his wife in their quest to see every penguin species on the planet. In the process, he muses about adventure, conservation, and what it is about penguins that captures our hearts.
Every Penguin in the World tracks author-photographer Charles Bergman's forays around the southern hemisphere – from the Galápagos to South Africa to the Antarctic – in his quest to see all 18 species of penguins in the world. The sections of Every Penguin in the World are organized around themes of adventure, science and conservation, and pilgrimage – in which stories of each penguin species will be touched upon.
This endearing and thought-provoking book beautifully combines narrative and photography to capture the plight and the experience of penguins worldwide. The author and his wife developed a passion after seeing their first penguin species and have since spent years traveling far and wide to see each variety of penguin in its natural habitat.
Award-winning author and photographer Charles Bergman teaches English at Pacific Lutheran University. He's the author of four books, including Wild Echoes: Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America. He's written extensively on wildlife and animals, including a 2009 cover story in Smithsonian magazine on wildlife trafficking in Latin America. He has a weak spot for the southern hemisphere, has completed two Fulbright fellowships in Latin America, and has led six classes on study tours of Antarctica.