Why Penguins Communicate Book

Why Penguins Communicate

  • Author : Pierre Jouventin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128111796

Why Penguins Communicate Excerpt :

Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals is a comprehensive and condensed review of several hundred publications on the evolution of penguin behaviors, particularly signaling, linking genetics and ecology via such behavioral adaptations as nuptial displays. This exciting work has developed from the authors’ many years researching on the behavioral strategies of penguins, such as the unique vocal signatures for individual recognition. Studies of penguins on islands surrounding Antarctica are presented, fully showcasing the behavioral significance of visual ornaments (mating displays) and how and why penguins behave via adaptive evolutionary explanations. Through this evolutionary lens, the authors address several questions involving their identification and taxonomy, habitat and location, breeding, and differences between penguins and other seabirds. Each species occupies a unique ecological niche, and behaviors permit separating the species through mutual display. Although model organisms in science are diverse and specialized, we see the entire integration in penguins, from acoustical and optical physics, to behavioral display and speciation. This work highlights the adaptive significance of their behavior through an evolutionary point- of-view. Provides a focused view on visual and vocal communication behavior, also presenting the family of penguins as a model for acoustical studies Considers the role of ecological and social environments on the evolution of communication in penguins Spans the gap between the scientific community and an interested lay audience, featuring a readable style for students, professional researchers in biology, ornithologists, ethologists and penguin enthusiasts alike Ideal resource for graduate seminar courses on evolution of behavior, marine ecology, polar biology and ornithology

How Do Penguins Survive the Cold  Book

How Do Penguins Survive the Cold

  • Author : Mary Ann Hoffman
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781435829695

How Do Penguins Survive the Cold Excerpt :

This book describes emperor penguins, fairy penguins, and rockhopper penguins, and explains where they live, what they eat, how they survive the cold, and how they care for their chicks.

Penguins Book


  • Author : Gerald L. Kooyman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421410517

Penguins Excerpt :

Whether you hope to travel to the Southern Hemisphere or simply want to learn more about wildlife, Penguins: The Animal Answer Guide deserves a spot on your bookshelf.

Penguins Book


  • Author : Lucia Raatma
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0756500583

Penguins Excerpt :

Discusses different types of penguins and describes their physical characteristics, habitat, and eating habits.

Endangered Penguins Book

Endangered Penguins

  • Author : Bobbie Kalman
  • Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0778718638

Endangered Penguins Excerpt :

Examines the lives, habits, and bodies of penguins, as well as the dangers of pollution and other threats to their existence.

Baby Penguins Book

Baby Penguins

  • Author : Nicole Horning
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781502656049

Baby Penguins Excerpt :

Baby penguins are fluffy and fascinating creatures with a fun story to tell. Readers uncover the unique lives of these baby birds as they explore their habitats, adaptations, and families through accessible text and vibrant, full-color photographs. Early learners gain a deeper appreciation for these popular animals by discovering what they eat, where they live, and what they do daily throughout their life cycle. This cute and creative look at beginner biology concepts will excite young animal lovers as they are encouraged to independently explore the achievable text.

Penguin Pedia Book

Penguin Pedia

  • Author : David Salomon
  • Publisher : David Salomon
  • Release Date : 2012-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622093977

Penguin Pedia Excerpt :

An exhaustive resource for penguin-o-philes, amateur and academic alike, Penguin-Pedia unites careful analysis of the behavior, habitat, reproduction, feeding habits, and population levels of all seventeen penguin species with the author s personal observations and reflections. Each chapter draws on a wealth of scientific data and reports, as well as providing detailed measurements and weights of penguins from various colonies and nests. An extensive bibliography will direct students of the penguin to scholarly books and journals, while dozens of full-color photographs of penguins in their natural habitat and personal accounts provide entertainment for the layman. A full directory of penguin exhibiting zoos from around the world completes this source of all things penguin.

Professor Penguin Book

Professor Penguin

  • Author : Lloyd Spencer Davis
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775537267

Professor Penguin Excerpt :

Meet 'Bill Bryson in Antarctica' in this engaging book by one of the world's authority on penguins. Part memoir, partly the research of a field biologist, Professor Penguin could be called 'How Penguins Shaped My Life'. Based on journals kept during Davis's years of working with penguins in the wild, the story takes readers to remote locations: Antarctica, the Galapagos, the deserts of Chile and Peru, the Falkland Islands, the wild coasts of Argentina and South Africa, and New Zealand. Davis, a world authority on penguins, reveals that these box-office favourites are not the cute 'mate for life' animals we've been led to believe. He also reveals that penguins are a lot like humans - sometimes disturbingly so - when it comes to their basic needs: sex, food, shelter, marriage, family and travel. Over the years that Davis studies penguins, he realises that they are far more complex and nuanced than he imagines at his first encounter. 'They really don't deserve to be seen as so black and white.' He expertly marries scientific knowledge with his own anecdotes - told with humour, hard-earned knowledge and insight. He also includes stories about those who have helped advance our knowledge of penguins -other 'Professor Penguins'. Implicit throughout is Davis's philosophy - the more we learn about the natural world, and specifically penguins, the more we learn about ourselves. And he asks: Is the isolation of Antarctica sufficient to protect penguins from us?

Penguin Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Stephen Martin
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861897510

Penguin Excerpt :

From the Penguin Books logo to The March of the Penguins, a certain tuxedo-adorned member of the animal kingdom has long captured our hearts and imaginations. Stephen Martin regales us here with the cultural and natural history of the penguin, revealing many fascinating and little-known facts about this beloved bird. Over twenty species of penguins can be found in the Galápagos Islands and New Zealand as well as in Antarctica, and they range from the Little Bee Penguin at two pounds to the imposing Emperor Penguin, which can weigh in at over seventy-five pounds. Martin details the biological facts and natural history of each species, including their evolution, habitats, diet, and behavior, but he also explores the role of penguins in popular culture and thought—from children’s literature such as Mr. Popper’s Penguins, to Batman’s nemesis, the Penguin, to films and television shows including Happy Feet and Pingu. In addition, over one hundred images of penguins enrich Martin’s engaging text. A captivating natural and cultural history, Penguin will be an essential addition to the bookshelves of penguin fans everywhere.

Galapagos Penguin or Emperor Penguin  Hot and Cold Animals  Book

Galapagos Penguin or Emperor Penguin Hot and Cold Animals

  • Author : Eric Geron
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338799545

Galapagos Penguin or Emperor Penguin Hot and Cold Animals Excerpt :

Discover how different animals with the same name can be! Did you know that there are a lot of animals with the same name that live in very different environments? This brand NEW series will have full-color photographs throughout with short blocks of text to entertain and explain how some animals like it hot and others like the colder the better!

Literary Communication as Dialogue Book

Literary Communication as Dialogue

  • Author : Roger D. Sell
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027260574

Literary Communication as Dialogue Excerpt :

As traced by Roger D. Sell, literary communication is a process of community-making. As long as literary authors and those responding to them respect each other’s human autonomy, literature flourishes as an enjoyable, though often challenging mode of interaction that is truly dialogical in spirit. This gives rise to author-respondent communities whose members represent existential commonalities blended together with historical differences. These heterogeneous literary communities have a larger social significance, in that they have long served as counterweights to the hegemonic tendencies of modernity, and more recently to postmodernity’s well-intentioned but restrictive politics of identity. In post-postmodern times, their ethos is increasingly one of pleasurable egalitarianism. The despondent anti-hedonism of the twentieth century intelligentsia can now seem rather dated. Some of the papers selected for this volume develop Sell’s ideas in mainly theoretical terms. But most of them offer detailed criticism of particular anglophone writers, ranging from Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and other poets and dramatists of the early modern period, through Wordsworth and Coleridge, to Dickens, Pinter, and Rushdie.

The Penguin Writer s Manual Book

The Penguin Writer s Manual

  • Author : Martin Manser
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-08-05
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141924823

The Penguin Writer s Manual Excerpt :

The Penguin Writer's Manual is the essential companion for anyone who wants to master the art of writing good English. Whether you're composing an essay, sending a business letter or an email to a colleague, or firing off an angry letter to a newspaper, this guide will help you to brush up you communication skills and write correct and confident English.

Penguin Biology Book

Penguin Biology

  • Author : Lloyd S. Davis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080571065

Penguin Biology Excerpt :

Penguin Biology is the first broad-based collection of biological and ecological studies of these unique birds to be published since 1975. Topics have since become broad ecological hypotheses, not species-specific descriptions, and new technology has taken observations into the oceanic depths. Penguin Biology shows new techniques and the applications mad of them in contemporary biological and evolutionary theory. Penguin Biology is an invaluable reference for ornithologists, animal behaviorists, animal physiologists, marine zoologists, marine ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and Antarctic researchers. Major topics covered include Breeding, feeding, and foraging Behavior and evolution Energetics and physiology New fossil material

Flying Penguin Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Flying Penguin

  • Author : Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482852950

Flying Penguin Excerpt :

Preschool children learn a multitude of complex skills including walking and talking without a teacher by using their vast inborn intuitive human intelligence. And, they can play games on a smartphone long before they can read. As an adult, you still have that miraculous power sleeping within you. In Flying Penguin, author Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa explains how you can awaken that power. Through simple concepts and techniques, he offers a comprehensive guide to help you unleash your inborn human potential by developing your six dimensions of success: heart, mind, body, passion, focus, and health. He shows you how you can: fly far beyond the limitations of your daily life; achieve highest levels of success in everything you do; become younger, healthier, and sexier each day; reach goals beyond your wildest dreams. Containing a blend of concepts and methodologies drawn from diverse sources such as Chinese martial arts, Tibetan rites, and Himalayan wisdom combined with the latest research in behavioral psychology, neuroscience, genetics, nutrition, and healthcare, Flying Penguin presents ways to experience the thrill of freeing your wings and flying far beyond the limitations of everyday life. It is probably the most comprehensive self-coaching book ever written.