The World of Penguins

The World of Penguins

Book - 2007
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Journey south of the equator to the cold-water currents of South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, where seventeen different types of penguins reside.

An early explorer wrote, "We came across a multitude of strange birds. They could not fly, but ran quickly enough to get away from us.... Nature appears to have endowed them with great agility: they are wonderful swimmers."

In The World of Penguins , critically acclaimed biologist and wildlife educator Evelyne Daigle, brings readers an in-depth view into the fascinating environment of these exquisite birds. The riveting text coupled with detailed illustrations by well-known, wildlife illustrator Daniel Grenier, will capture readers everywhere as they take "flight" into the land and underwater world of penguins.

Did you know?
-A penguin colony becomes a source of heat in cold weather
-The colony provides protection from predators
-The young in a penguin colony form a nursery, or crèches, leaving both parents free to fish together
Publisher: Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780887767999
Branch Call Number: J 598.47 DAI
Characteristics: 47 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,31 cm


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