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Meredith Hooper’s Ferocious Summer

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The International Polar Foundation’s SciencePoles website has an interview Meredith Hooper to mark the publication of her new book: ’The Ferocious Summer: Palmer’s Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica‘. A trustee of the IPF-UK and recipient of the US National Science Foundation Antarctica Service Medal, Meredith Hooper’s writing ranges from award-wining non-fiction books for all ages to academic articles and highly acclaimed fiction and information titles for children. During the last fourteen years, she has been invited as a writer on United States and Australian Antarctic programmes and has specialised in writing about the history, geology and wildlife of Antarctica.

Below are some excerpts from the book, reprinted here with kind permission of Meredith Hooper.

‘Fifty years ago, a thousand pairs of Ad

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