New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America
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Friday 29 April 2011
A penguin born at London Zoo on Easter Sunday is to be named after Kate Middleton or Prince William, depending on its sex.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Geoffrey Bownas was a distinguished Japanese linguist and scholar, and a pioneering Japanologist in the UK. But he also fostered business links between the UK and Japan, and his unfailing desire over nearly 70 years to promote goodwill between the two countries was recognised first by the Japanese government, with the award of the Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1999, and then by Britain, with a CBE in 2003 for services to Japanese studies and Anglo-Japanese relations.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
A wrecked ship is threatening to cause an environmental disaster on an island which is home to endangered penguins, conservationists warned yesterday.
Monday 21 March 2011
A wrecked ship is threatening to cause an environmental disaster on an island which is home to endangered penguins, conservationists warned today.
Friday 01 October 2010
If Sir David Attenborough and his camera crews weren't already intrusive enough, the seals and penguins of Antarctica now face having their privacy invaded by the billions of internet users, as Google brings its controversial Street View mapping service to the world's southernmost continent.
Thursday 09 September 2010
How should we listen to a complicated piece of new music? The premiere of Tansy Davies’s ‘Wild Card’ raised this simple-seeming question – to which the correct answer is not ‘let it wash over you’ – in a particularly pointed way.
Friday 06 August 2010
There's always been something quintessentially English about the Penguin Café Orchestra, despite the incorporation of such "foreign" elements as cuatro guitar, ukulele and harmonium into their folksy palm-court orchestra textures, and the hints of minimalist and avant-garde experimentation which colour their pastoral studies.
Friday 11 June 2010
A bald penguin has been kitted out today in a new "comfier and snazzier" wetsuit to help prevent it from getting sunburnt this summer.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Puffin, Penguin’s children’s imprint, is 70 years old and, as part of the celebrations, we have a history of Puffin book design over the decades, Puffin By Design – essentially a companion to Penguin By Design, which did the same job for Puffin’s big brother five years ago.
Sunday 10 January 2010
I have never known what to make of Edward de Bono. There must be some explanation for his success, but I don't know what it is. This reissue (published by Penguin along with the rest of his oeuvre) hardly clarifies matters.
Sunday 03 January 2010
Ready to Wear: 'My son dresses with practicality in mind; his penguin pal's style is a different story'
Monday 28 December 2009
The magnificence of fashion reveals itself in myriad and often quite mysterious ways and this applies particularly where the tastes of children are concerned.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Following the opening earlier this month of Bright Star, Jane Campion's film about the love affair between John Keats and Fanny Brawne, Penguin has clearly decided to target young, love-sick girls, which inevitably means lots of flowers on the cover of this collection of letters and poems from Keats to his neighbour. Yet I'm not sure those girls will find what they're looking for in this book: the bulk is about the misery and pain of the reality of love, not its joys.
Friday 06 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
For the greatest drama of the 20th century, no country comes close to Russia. Oxford's Professor of Russian History tells this epic story with clarity and objectivity. He starts by toppling the revolution's protagonists. "Lenin believed that overkilling was better... than being overthrown."
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