The Ferocious Summer

The Ferocious Summer

A firsthand account of the effects of climate change on Antarctica focuses on how environmental changes are impacting the Adélie penguins and is based on the author's daily diaries, personal observations, and interviews with international ...

Author: Meredith Hooper


ISBN: 1553653696

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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A firsthand account of the effects of climate change on Antarctica focuses on how environmental changes are impacting the Adélie penguins and is based on the author's daily diaries, personal observations, and interviews with international researchers.
Categories: Nature

The Ferocious Summer

The Ferocious Summer

Meredith Hooper worked with key scientists in bases, on ice breakers and in research vessels. Her story focuses on the work and ideas of individual scientists and on the local animals.

Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 1846680239

Category: Adélie penguin

Page: 300

View: 998

Meredith Hooper worked with key scientists in bases, on ice breakers and in research vessels. Her story focuses on the work and ideas of individual scientists and on the local animals. In it she memorably brings an outsider's non-specialist awareness to the crucial understanding of what is happening, now, to the planet we share.
Categories: Adélie penguin

The Great Penguin Rescue

The Great Penguin Rescue

The Ferocious Summer: Adélie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica, by Meredith Hooper, 2008. Hooper describes what she learned about the impact of global warming on this species during a season spent with penguin researchers.

Author: Dyan deNapoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439154864

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 370

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing thJuneat 41 percent of the world’s population of African penguins could perish, local conservation officials immediately launched a massive rescue operation, and 12,500 volunteers from around the globe rushed to South Africa in hopes of saving the imperiled birds. Serving as a rehabilitation manager during the initial phase of the three-month rescue effort, Dyan deNapoli—better known as "the Penguin Lady" for her extensive work with penguins—and fellow volunteers de-oiled, nursed back to health, and released into the wild nearly all of the affected birds. Now, at the tenth anniversary of the disaster, deNapoli recounts this extraordinary true story of the world’s largest and most successful wildlife rescue. When she first entered the enormous warehouse housing most of the 19,000 oiled penguins, the birds’ total silence told deNapoli all she needed to know about the extent of their trauma. African penguins are very vocal by nature, prone to extended fits of raucous, competitive braying during territorial displays and pair-bonding rituals, but these poor creatures now stood silently, shoulder to shoulder, in a state of shock. DeNapoli vividly details the harrowing rescue process and the heartbreaking scenarios she came up against alongside thousands of volunteers: unforgettable images of them laboriously scrubbing the oil from every penguin feather and force-feeding each individually; the excruciatingly painful penguin bites every volunteer received; and the wrenching decisions about birds too ill to survive. She draws readers headfirst into the exhausting physical and emotional experience and brings to life the cast of remarkable characters—from Big Mike, a compassionate Jiu-Jitsu champion with a booming voice, who worked every day of the rescue effort; to a man named Welcome, aka "the Penguin Whisperer," who had the amazing ability to calm any penguin he held in his arms; to Louis, a seventeen-year-old medical student who created a new formula for the highly effective degreaser used by the rescue mission—whose historic and heroic efforts saved the birds from near extinction. The extraordinary international collaboration of scientists, zookeepers, animal rescue groups, and thousands of concerned individuals helped save the African penguins—recently declared an endangered species—from an all-too-common man-made disaster. DeNapoli’s heartwarming and riveting story is not just a portrait of these captivating birds, nor is it merely a cautionary tale about the environment. It is also an inspirational chronicle of how following one’s passion can lead to unexpected, rewarding adventures—and illustrates not only how people from around the world can unite for a greater purpose, but how they can be extraordinarily successful when doing so. The Great Penguin Rescue will inspire readers to believe they can make a difference
Categories: Nature



Music, sounds and cultural connections Bernadette Hince, Rupert Summerson, Arnan Wiesel ... Hooper, Meredith (2008) The ferocious summer: Adélie penguins and the warming of Antarctica. Greystone Books, Vancouver.

Author: Bernadette Hince

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781925022292


Page: 229

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This is the first book whose subject is the music, sounds and silences of Antarctica. From 2011 until 2014, Australia marked its long-standing connection with Antarctica by celebrating the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. The icy continent, with its extremes of climate and environment and unique soundscapes, offers great potential for creative achievements in the world of music and sound. This book demonstrates the intellectual and creative engagement of artists, musicians, scientists and writers. Consciousness of sounds — in particular, musical ones — has not been at the forefront of our aims in polar endeavours, but listening to and appreciating them has been as important there as elsewhere.

Antarctica and the Humanities

Antarctica and the Humanities

Meredith Hooper, The Ferocious Summer: Adélie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica (Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books, 2008), xvi. 2. Victoria Rossner, “Gender Degree Zero: Memoirs of Frozen Time in Antarctica,” a/b: Auto/Biography ...

Author: Roberts Peder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137545756

Category: History

Page: 312

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The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.
Categories: History

In Antarctica

In Antarctica

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the “Fram,” 1910–1912. ... Baughman, T.H. Before the Heroes Came: Antarctica in the 1890s. ... The Ferocious Summer: Adelie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica.

Author: Jay Ruzesky

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9780889712867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Jay Ruzesky recalls a childhood of snow caves, literary ambitions, and a fascination with polar exploration that was ignited by the genes he shares with famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. As a boy, Ruzesky was captivated by Amundsen's diaries: an Antarctic exploration aboard Belgica when Amundsen was a twenty-five-year-old mate bent on earning his stripes; his historic navigation of the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906 where he intentionally froze in with his ship Gjoa over the winters to drift with the pack ice; and his triumph onboard his ship Fram to be the first to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Storm Warning

Storm Warning

The Ferocious Summer: Adélie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica. Vancouver: greystone Books, 2008. isabella, Jude. Salmon: A Scientific Memoir. Surrey, BC: rocky mountain Books, 2014. mooney, Chris. Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics ...

Author: Robert William Sandford


ISBN: 9781771601450

Category: Nature


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Categories: Nature

Adapting to Plant and Animal Extinctions

Adapting to Plant and Animal Extinctions

The Ferocious Summer: Adélie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica. ... Retrieved September 2011 (http://www.ibtimes .com/articles/131113/20110406/climate-changeenvironment-global-warming-animal-populationsspectral-colour.htm).

Author: Kathy Furgang

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448868568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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At the current rate of extinction, more than one million species will be forever gone from Earth by the year 2050. Extinction is the greatest danger to biodiversity and to food webs. This book lays out the startling facts regarding the scope of this looming problem, but also provides necessary hope and encouragement—detailing the ways in which scientists, engineers, and climatologists are gathering the knowledge and testing the technologies necessary to slow and eventually reverse climate change, preserve vulnerable habitats, fight invasive species, create “doomsday” seed banks, and even clone endangered species. Readers will be empowered by learning practical, everyday strategies through conservation, volunteerism, political action, and a reduction in the carbon footprint of themselves, their family, and their wider community.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Magic Search

Magic Search

The ferocious summer: Adélie penguins and the warming of Antarctica Study on car air conditioning system controlled by car occupants' skin temperatures ‐‐Effect of [...] on ‐‐Effect of acid precipitation on ‐‐Effect of dredging on ...

Author: Rebecca S. Kornegay

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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Presents the 467 best-performing LCSH subdivisions that speak to the kinds of research questions librarians handle every day. The quick-reference format, along with a handy index, makes this a useful tool to keep close at hand.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Antarctic A Very Short Introduction

The Antarctic  A Very Short Introduction

Meredith Hooper's is an elegant account of contemporary science and the scientific station: The Ferocious Summer: Palmer's Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica (London: Profile Books, 2007). Chapter 6 Exploiting and protecting the ...

Author: Klaus Dodds

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191633515

Category: History

Page: 160

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The Antarctic is one the most hostile natural environments in the world. It is an extraordinary physical space, which changes significantly in shape and size with the passing of the seasons. Politically, it is unique as it contains one of the few areas of continental space not claimed by any nation-state. Scientifically, the continental ice sheet has provided us with vital evidence about the Earth's past climate. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds provides a modern account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today. Looking at how the Antarctic has been explored and represented in the last hundred years, Dodds considers the main exploratory and scientific achievements of the region. He explains how processes such as globalization mean that the Antarctic is increasingly involved in a wider circuit of ideas, goods, people, trade, and governance - all of which have an impact on the future of the region. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: History