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Waiting to Fly

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A tour de force of nature writing, Ron Naveen's "Waiting to Fly" captures the spirit of the gentle and charming creatures called penguins while also beautifully rendering the frozen, windswept landscapes through his magical prose.In "Waiting to Fly," Naveen weaves together the stories of his own experiences as a field scientist with the adventures of earlier explorers who ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by PerfectBound (first published February 3rd 1999)
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May 05, 2015 Petra X rated it it was ok
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noisy penguin
May 24, 2007 noisy penguin rated it it was amazing
Even if I were to set aside my lifelong interest and obsession with penguins, I think I'd still give this book five stars. For a book that packs a lot of history an a lot of science, it has a nice narrative. I'm also insanely jealous of Mr. Naveen. There's a picture of him on the back with a penguin in his lap. It just climbed up there. I want a penguin.
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Pat Parkhurst
Jun 18, 2014 Pat Parkhurst rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far , for me it is hard to visualize the magnificent views if these different areas and islands. This has got to be quite the task to go in and collect data in all kinds of conditions and not knowing how much time is available etc. this book is interesting however
Sep 22, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Not the most exciting writing but if you have an obsession with penguins this book is enthralling.
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I got part way through it and never finished.
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Insomnia, meet your match.
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