The Last Cold Place
The Last Cold Place takes readers into Antartica, the frozen world of the penguin through the eyes of born field researcher, Naira De Gracia. Not only is this terrific reading about a little known and increasingly threatened species, it also helps readers understand the importance of the work of people who keep eyes, ears, and boots on the important places the rest of us cannot visit. The work she and her intrepid colleagues do could never be replaced by the cameras increasingly meant to survey species numbers and health. Recommended by Kelly
Lab Girl meets Why Fish Don’t Exist in this brilliant, fascinating memoir about a young scientist’s experience studying penguins in Antarctica—a firsthand account of the beauty and brutality of this remote climate, the direct effects of climate change on animals, and the challenges of fieldwork.
Naira de Gracia’s The Last Cold Place