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Stephen Martin is currently a Senior Project Officer at the State Library of New South Wales, Australia. He has published many books and articles on Australian and Antarctic history, including A History of Antarctica (1996)and The Whales' Journey: A Year in the Life of a Humpback Whale and A Century in the History of Whaling (2001).
'early explorers killed penguins for food and oil, but now penguins are regarded with protective interest and affection. Penguin [is] a high-quality, fully illustrated paperback by Stephen Martin. He considers both the natural and the cultural history' - Church Times 'a welcome addition to the expanding catalog of penguin products ... Martin shows us just how old and enduring our fascination with the birds really is.' - The Quarterly Review of Biology 'Penguin is a book for all penguin people - it covers much ground and provides a background explanation of the anthropomorphic view of penguins held by most people - even by some who work with them' - Emu-Austral Ornithology