My Penguin Year

My Penguin Year

Life Among the Emperors

Book - 2019
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A memoir of life with an emperor penguin colony, illustrated with 32 pages of exclusive photography.
For 337 days, award-winning wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae intimately followed 11,000 emperor penguins amid the singular beauty of Antarctica. This is his masterful chronicle of one penguin colony's astonishing journey of life, death, and rebirth--and of the extraordinary human experience of living amongst them in the planet's harshest environment. A miracle occurs each winter in Antarctica. As temperatures plummet 60 degrees below zero and the sea around the remote southern continent freezes, emperors--the largest of all penguins--begin marching up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They are the only animals to breed in the depths of this, 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 McCrae's remarkable adventure to the end of the Earth. He observed every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, facing the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream, and grappling with the personal obstacles that, 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062971364
0062971360
Characteristics: viii, 292 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm

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