Among Penguins is the tale of one incredible season in Antarctica. At 22, just after graduating college, Noah Strycker was dropped by helicopter to a remote Antarctic field camp, where he spent the next three months living in a frozen tent and studying 300,000 Adélie Penguins. Birders, lovers of the Antarctic, and fans of first-person adventure narratives will be fascinated by this book.
With wit, curiosity, and deep knowledge of his subject, Strycker weaves a captivating tale of penguins and their researchers on the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. He recounts the reality of life at the end of the Earth–thousand-year-old penguin mummies, hurricane-force blizzards, and day-to-day existence in below freezing temperatures–and delves deep into a world of science, obsession, and birds.
Publisher’s Weekly said: “At the age of 24, Strycker has already studied birds on six continents and his evocative writing reveals enough wit, meticulous description, and passion to satisfy any nature writing enthusiast.”
- 224-page paperback
- Published April 15th, 2011 by Oregon State University
- ISBN-10: 0870716298
- ISBN-13: 978-0870716294