Today I chat with Dr. Charles Bergman, author of Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All.
A writer and photographer, Charles Bergman has lived nearly his whole life in the Pacific Northwest. He’s a long-time teacher of English at Pacific Lutheran University. He’s the author of four books, including Wild Echoes: Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America. He’s written extensively on wildlife and animals in national magazines, including Smithsonian, Audubon and Natural History and National Geographic. His article on wildlife trafficking in Latin America was the cover story in Smithsonian. His work springs from a wild dedication to the Earth and its creatures. His writing and photography have won several awards, including the Washington State Book Award, Southwest Book Award, Ben Franklin Book Award, and he was a PEN USA Literary Award finalist. He has a particular love for the Southern Hemisphere and has completed two Fulbright Fellowships, in Mexico and Ecuador. He has taught study tours in Antarctica six times.
Moved by the journey and the lessons the penguins teach us about survival, resilience, beauty, and love, Charles presents Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All—a poetic love story that chronicles their quest and adoration for a remarkable, yet endangered animal.
More than a breathtaking photography book, or a detailed travel log of their unique journey, Charles provides pointed calls to action to preserve our marine life and care for the survival of the 18 species of penguins currently in existence.
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