The Ferocious Summer: Adelie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica
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Kathy T said A summer in the seventh continent. Meredith Hooper, writer and historian, has written a book that is more than about penguins, Antarctica and climate change, although those are the major focuses. She provides a close-up hands-on account of the work of science and scientists in the field, their dedication, passion and persistence. As the pages and the days they record go by, tension . "A must read for anyone interested in climate change esp deniers thereof." according to Leigh Ross. Beautifully written by a scientist/writer of some eloquence. Evokes the ethereal beauty of the Southern Polar regions and combines it with fascinating insights into the closed world of research science.
Although it may seem barren, Antarctica is a vital — and increasingly threatened — part of the Earth's ecosystem. Based on daily diaries, acute personal observations, and interviews with Antarctica's international community of researchers, this book is a fascinating and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming.. The Antarctic Peninsula was warming fast. The Ferocious Summer is writer Meredith Hooper's firsthand account of the effects of climate change on this frozen continent. For one summer, Hooper lived and worked with scientists observing the summer population of Adélie penguins nesting at Palmer Station, the smallest of America's three Antarctic research bases. For Hooper, Palmer'