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Papa Goose: One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life

Papa Goose: One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life

Michael Quetting is exhausted and covered in goose shit. One moment a gosling is sleeping soundly under his sweater and the next, there's one tugging at his shoelaces. Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job. As a laboratory d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760640750
Barcode 9781760640750
Published 17 September 2018 by Black Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Quetting, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781760640750
ISBN-10 1760640751
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Black Inc
Imprint Black Inc.
Publication Date 17 September 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Quetting, Michael
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
Birds (Ornithology)
Birds & Birdwatching
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 356g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 598.07234092
Catalogue Code 942665

Description of this Book

Michael Quetting is exhausted and covered in goose shit. One moment a gosling is sleeping soundly under his sweater and the next, there's one tugging at his shoelaces. Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job. As a laboratory director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Quetting must transform the motley gang into a disciplined flight crew so researchers can gather data about weather and flight patterns. Detaching from civilization and immersing himself in the training, Quetting leads his young on daily swims, retrieves them when they go astray, and watches as their personalities develop-feisty, churlish, loveable-while solving problems such as how to roll down the runway without running the geese over before they even get airborne. This charming book traces Quetting's heart-warming and highly entertaining adventure as goslings Gloria, Nemo, and the rest of the crew conquer land, water, and air. By the time the journey is over, Quetting has learned from his charges more than he ever expected about nature and what it means to be human.

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Author's Bio

Michael Quetting is a laboratory director and ultralight pilot at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, which gave him a unique opportunity to combine his love of flying with his love of birds. Quetting has two human children and lives close to Lake Constance, Germany.

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