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Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage (Hardcover)

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To human eyes, the remote Aleutian Islands of Alaska look barren and rocky. The waters seem frigid, the high, sweeping winds intolerable, and the seas rolling. Yet to seabirds of the northern hemisphere, these waters are idyllic, a mosaic of habitats teeming with underwater food and alive with currents of wind for soaring. Join Sophie Webb on a voyage in search of seabirds. Just as she did with her award-winning My Season with Penguins, she once again inspires our curiosity. As she watches for, writes about, and paints the graceful mottled petrel, the huge black-footed albatross, or the clownish tufted puffin, she makes tangible the delicacy yet hardiness of these seabirds—creatures that have been on the earth much longer than humans yet remain vulnerable to disturbances in the health of the ocean.

About the Author

Sophie Webb is often at sea. Research ships have taken her to many shores, including those of Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska, and the Antarctic. Her ornithological illustrations appear in A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, of which she is co-author. She lives in Bolinas, California.

Praise For…

"The 'you-are-there' immediacy of the narrative (the swells of the rough sea are particularly evocative) and the clear and colorful water-color-and-gouache landscapes and drawings of birds form an appealing travelogue that is as exciting as it is informative." School Library Journal, Starred

"The text and accompanying watercolors are just as brimming with gritty details." Booklist, ALA —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618212354
ISBN-10: 0618212353
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English
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