The Emperors of Terre Adélie
This story begins with a childhood dream and a deep fascination with birds. As the years went by, the child clung on to his dream and became an ornithologist specialising in penguins. For almost 40 years he followed the path of these strange birds which inhabit the edge of the world. Research Director at the CNRS in Strasbourg, Member of the Academy of Sciences, Yvon le Maho has carried out several polar missions to the Antarctic. From his trips to the South Seas he has brought back magnificent images and much scientific data as well as a question that concerns us all: what kind of world will we leave to our children? Having over-specialised in adapting to their natural habitat, it is animals such as the penguin that are most at risk from the effects of global warming.