A Polar Affair (Compact Disc)

Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

By Lloyd Spencer Davis, Raphael Corkhill (Read by)

Blackstone Publishing, 9781094136387

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/24/2019)
Paperback (10/13/2020)
MP3 CD (5/19/2020)

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Description

A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today's leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers

George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.

A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.

A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories--but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations, and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.