Published by Noah Strycker, Quark Expeditions Field Staff member. You can find Noah traveling the Arctic with Quark Expeditions this summer on select Ocean Nova voyages.
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 a 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.”
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Oregon State University Press (first published April 1st 2011)