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Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage

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Publisher Comments:

Young readers can travel along with the author as she searches and observes seabirds on Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Full color.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618212354
Author:
Webb, Sophie
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Sea birds
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Alaska Description and travel.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
2001-1
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.0 x 8.0 in
Age Level:
10-12

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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.
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