The Ferocious Summer: Adélie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica


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"The Ferocious Summer is writer Meredith Hooper's firsthand account of climate change on Antarctica. For one summer, Hooper lived and worked with scientists observing the summer population of Adélie penguins nesting at Palmer Station, an American research base. These researchers endured long hours in the cold sampling the food intake of the penguins - a touchy undertaking that involves coaxing undigested meals from the birds - to analyze data and uncover some bleak facts about the effects of climate change. ... Based on daily diaries, acute personal observations and interviews with Antarctica's international community of researchers, The Ferocious Summer is an absorbing and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming"

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