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Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man's Search for the Penquins of the World

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Penguins have become a standard fixture in both zoos and imaginations for centuries. But beyond the classic ''tuxedo'' markings of the Emperor penguin and what we see in children's cartoons, how much do we really know about these fascinating creatures? How aware are we of the perpetual danger in which these animals find themselves after so many years of environmental abuse ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Brown Books
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Karen Mead
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Picked this up at the Aquarium on my vacation. For the most part, it does what it sets out to do: provides an encyclopedia of all different kinds of penguins. However, I feel like I can't give the book more than three stars in good conscience because there are a bunch of typos and spacing errors, in addition to minor design errors. Most readers may not notice or care, but they detracted from the experience for me. Without the errors, I would have given it four stars.

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Jandro
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a child, I was a big fan of penguins. I picked this book up to look at it halfway as a joke but then was impressed by how much information was inside. I had read every penguin book in the school's library when I was a kid and still remembered a lot of basic information, yet I had no idea there are 17 species and that 5 of them are endangered! I also found it very impressive that the author actually took every single picture himself - that level of dedication definitely comes across. This book ...more
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David Salomon is a lifelong photographer, part-time writer, and full-time real estate developer from Dallas, Texas.

David has always loved animals and has a knack for taking pictures. After being struck by "penguin-mania" while visiting Chilean Patagonia, David spent the next two summers sailing the southern oceans to photograph all seventeen penguin species in the wild. He also launched a massive
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