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Beloved yet among the most endangered family of birds in the world, penguins are uniquely capable of teaching us about caring for the natural world. In this stunning visual tour, an award-winning writer-photographer shares his quest to see all eighteen recognized species and asks, “If we can’t save what we love, what can we save?”
This narrative and photographic book follows Charles Bergman and his wife as they travel to the farthest reaches of the southern hemisphere—from the Galápagos to South Africa to the Antarctic—in a tireless and adventure-filled search to see every penguin species on the planet.
In these pages we meet, among them, the small and elusive Fiordland penguin, who spend six months out of the year in the vast expanses of the Tasman Sea; the playful, surf-loving gentoo penguin; and a pair of king penguins engaged in remarkably tender acts of courtship.
While Bergman enchants us with stories of his encounters, a powerful investigation begins to build, examining our place in the world and how we can responsibly and ethically care for other creatures. Spirited, thought-provoking, and fiercely passionate, Bergman’s book combines science, photography, and personal experience to reveal new ways of understanding the life around us.
Every Penguin in the World is an intimate tribute to the fascinating allure of penguins and the unexpected lessons on resilience they have to teach.