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Penguins by  Roger Tory Peterson - First Edition; First Printing - 1979 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.co.uk

Penguins

by Peterson, Roger Tory

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395270928 . First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in black cloth boards in black jacket w color illus. Fine unmarked in Fine jacket in Clear protective cover. " Having observed all the penguin species during his many visits to Antarctica and the surrounding islands, the world-renowned naturalist combines personal observations, photographs, and drawings to provide insight into the life patterns of penguin species and individuals. " ; 10.999999988780000 X 8.699999991126000 X 0.899999999082000 inches; 238 pp pages .

"Comical'. . . 'Adorable'. . .'The little fellow in the dress suit'. . . It is tempting to be anthropomorphic about penguins [but] they are not little people dressed in feathers. They are . . . dedicated to penguinism, a life molded by the cold impersonal sea, harsh climate, and the crowded colonies in which they reproduce." Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1997) was the greatest naturalist of the twentieth century. He was also known as King Penguin, and Penguins is his tribute to his favorite family of birds. Drawing on a lifetime of personal experience with these remarkable creatures, he captures the essence of penguins, both species and individuals, from the giant emperor penguin to the little blue penguin, ranging from the coldest ice fields of Antarctica to semitropical shores. His engaging prose, splendid photographs, and spirited drawings are the armchair equivalent of an extended expedition to these remote places with the most knowledgeable and entertaining guide possible.



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