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A Polar Affair - Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins (Hardcover) Loot Price: R260
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A Polar Affair - Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins (Hardcover): Lloyd Spencer Davis

A Polar Affair - Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins (Hardcover)

Lloyd Spencer Davis

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George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history. A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species. A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories-but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.

General

Imprint: Pegasusbooks
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Lloyd Spencer Davis
Dimensions: 236 x 163 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-1-64313-125-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Geographical discovery & exploration
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Birds & birdwatching
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Birds (ornithology)
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-64313-125-7
Barcode: 9781643131252

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