March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
This winning combination of vivid photographs and informative, inspiring text is the companion volume to the extraordinary surprise hit film deemed “Irresistible” by Entertainment Weekly. Timed perfectly for the holidays and the November release of the DVD!

Read the incredible, endearing story of the Emporer penguins’ yearly Antarctic odyssey and the long months of endurance, self-sacrifice and love as they raise a new generation of chicks.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles how emperor penguins endure the coldest place on Earth to mate and hatch their young, with references to the making of the documentary film depicting their ordeal.

Book News
In this companion book to the film by the same name, filmmaker Jacquet, who is also a biologist and photographer, relates the story of the emperor penguins' journey between land and sea to protect, raise, and take care of their young. The book shows and describes their life cycle, habitat, courtship, incubation, birth, changes in spring, and encounters with predators. Striking color photos of icy and snowy landscapes and penguins, some in two-page spreads, are mostly by the film's cinematographer Jérôme Maison. At the end of the book, a brief description of the making of the film is presented, and photos show the penguins in surprising interactions with the crew. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Everything about the emperor penguin is extraordinary. No less remarkable is the story of Luc Jacquet's film, the surprise hit and already the most successful nature film in American motion picture history.
This companion volume chronicles both the emperor penguins' life cycle, an eternal struggle unchanged for millennia, and the 13 months that Jacquet and his crew shared with these ungainly yet elegant birds in the loneliest place on the planet, an unforgiving environment blasted by winds that exceed 150 miles per hour and drive temperatures to 70 degrees below zero. This is an epic tale of endurance captured in scores of stunning full-color photographs revealing not just Nature at her most merciless but also the triumph of life against all odds.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2006
ISBN: 9780792261827
Characteristics: 158 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Maison, Jérôme


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