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Title Penguins : the animal answer guide / Gerald L. Kooyman and Wayne Lynch.
Author Kooyman, Gerald L., author.
Publication Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introducing Penguins -- What are penguins? -- Why are penguins important? -- Why should people care about penguins? -- How many kinds of penguins are there? -- What is the current classification of penguins? -- What characterizes the major groups of penguins? -- Why are there no penguins in the Northern Hemisphere? -- Where do penguins live? -- Are there fossil penguins? -- When did penguins first evolve? -- What is the oldest fossil penguin? -- What is the largest fossil penguin? -- 2. Form and Function -- What are the largest and smallest living penguins? -- What is the basic structure of penguins? -- What is the metabolism of a penguin? -- Do penguins have teeth? -- Do penguins sleep? -- Can penguins see color? -- Do penguins molt? -- Can penguins run? -- Why do penguins have flippers? -- Can penguins breathe under water? -- Do penguins need to drink? -- 3. Penguin Colors -- Why are penguins black and white? -- What causes the different color patterns of penguins? -- What color are penguin feet? -- What color are a penguin's eyes? -- Do penguins' color patterns change as they grow? -- Do a penguin's colors change from season to season? -- Is there much geographic color variation in a single penguin species? -- 4. Penguin Behavior -- Are penguins social? -- Do penguins fight? -- Do penguins bite? -- How smart are penguins? -- Do penguins play? -- Do penguins talk? -- How do penguins avoid predators? -- 5. Penguin Ecology -- Where do penguins sleep? -- Do penguins migrate? -- Are penguins good divers? -- How fast do penguins swim, and how fast can they swim? -- Which regions have the most species of penguins? -- How do penguins survive the extreme cold? -- How do penguins survive the winter? -- Do penguins get too hot? -- Do penguins have enemies? -- ̂
Summary Do you know why penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere? Or that they can be ferocious predators? Why are penguins black and white? Do they play? This book answers these questions and many more, illuminating the fascinating biology and evolutionary history of these odd birds. Kooyman has studied penguins for decades, and Lynch s photographs of penguins in the wild are the best ever captured. The result of their combined effort is a book that answers every penguin question you've ever had.
Note Print version record.
Subject Penguins -- Miscellanea.
NATURE -- Animals -- Birds.
NATURE -- Birdwatching Guides.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ornithology.
Penguins. (OCoLC)fst01056887
Genre Trivia and miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01921748
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Lynch, Wayne, author.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Kooyman, Gerald L. Penguins 9781421410500 (DLC) 2012050455 (OCoLC)840926281
ISBN 9781421410524 (electronic bk.)
1421410524 (electronic bk.)

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