Penguins And Other Seabirds by Matt SewellPenguins And Other Seabirds by Matt Sewell

Penguins And Other Seabirds

byMatt Sewell

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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Penguins are among the world’s most beloved birds. In this enchanting guide, Matt Sewell captures 50 species of penguins and other sea bird favorites like puffins and albatrosses. From the Little Penguin, who is only 13 inches tall, to the Fiordland Crested Penguin, who sports bushy yellow eyebrows, these charismatic birds are sure to delight both young and old.
MATT SEWELL is an avid ornithologist, regular contributor to the Caught by the River website, and the author of several other illustrated bird books. His work has been exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo, and Paris.
Title:Penguins And Other SeabirdsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.6 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399578676

ISBN - 13:9780399578670


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INTRODUCTION When I first started researching this book, Google accidentally auto-suggested the question: “Are penguins fish or birds?” I spat my tea out laughing! But for the search engine to do that, a lot of people must have asked that very question. And penguins are pretty mysterious: cute, but actually very odd and distinct in their own way. Mankind has always ascribed seabirds with a certain mystical quality, owing to their prowess in the air, their ease in and on water, their migrational comings and goings, and their sheer volume. They are souls of lost sailors, saints, storm-bringers, omens, witches, and warriors. They are also easy to catch, at risk from man-made as well as natural disasters … no wonder many are endangered. Hopefully in this book you will discover that there is a lot more to penguins than being cute. In fact, they are one of the hardiest souls on the planet, evolving millions of years ago to thrive in some of Earth’s toughest and loneliest environments. And they are definitely not fish!