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The Ferocious Summer: Palmer's Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica Paperback – 3 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (3 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846680239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846680236
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,589,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fascinating ... For decades, Antarctica's chief export has been scientific knowledge. This book does justice to the valuable work that is being done to add to that knowledge. (Sunday Times)

Hooper has a light - even charming - touch in her account of the challenges faced by both the penguins and the scientists who study them, but there are some very serious lessons for those who wish to heed them. (Scotsman)

A vivid snapshot of the extraordinary challenges involved in understanding what is happening to the penguins. (Daily Mail)

The Ferocious Summer reminds us of dramatic changes at the bottom of the world. (Daily Telegraph)

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Antarctica's capacity to create, store and disperse ice is critical to the way our planet functions. But along the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula there has been a 40% decrease in the mean annual sea ice extent since 1979. The daily life of a few thousand Adélie penguins became critical evidence of real, incontrovertible climate change.

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