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Penguins: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Intriguing Birds

Art / PhotobookPopular ScienceOut of Print

By: Brutus Ostling and Susanne Akesson

192 pages, 160 colour illustrations

Harper Collins

Hardback | Aug 2007 | #161726 | ISBN-13: 9780007247448
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Penguins are fascinating animals: they cannot fly, they are awkward on land, but are as agile as fish under water. Their ability to survive in some of the coldest regions on Earth inspires wonder and admiration, particularly for the species that incubate their eggs in the dark winter of the Antarctic. Penguins explains all these extraordinary facets of their lives and more. It is the perfect introduction to every species found on Earth and is a brilliant combination of amazing photographs and stunning facts.

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

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Brutus A-stling is a world-class nature photographer who recently won the Nature Photographer of the Year award (2006) and is a member of PhotoNatura and Naturfotograferna. His previous work also features in Life on the Wing, the award-winning bestseller published by Collins in 2006. More information can be found on Susanne Akesson, PhD is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science, the Department of Animal Ecology and has done extensive field work in the Antarctic region.

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