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  UK Book Shop and Online Bookstore - Penguin Books Ltd
The Tain is a cornerstone of Irish literature, centring around a battle between the kingdoms of Connacht and Ulster over the Brown Bull of Cooley.
» Click here to visit our Penguin Classics website.
This website is for you, so tell us what you think of it or if there's anything we can do to improve it, here.
www.penguin.co.uk   (550 words)

  
  Penguin UK
Penguin retained its position as a defender of free speech when it successfully defended against a libel suit from controversial revisionist historian David Irving in April 2000.
Penguin Ireland, a new publishing venture for Penguin Books created in autumn 2002, are to launch a list of fiction and non-fiction titles ready for publication in the autumn of 2003.
Penguin Ireland is headed up by Michael McLoughlin, and aims to become the leading publisher of Irish-interest literary, and commercial fiction and general non-fiction, in Ireland.
www.penguin.co.uk /static/packages/uk/aboutus/history.html   (1978 words)

  
  Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Penguin ancestry beyond Waimanu is not well known, though some scientists (Mayr, 2005) think the penguin-like plotopterids (usually considered relatives of anhingas and cormorants) may actually be an early sister group of the penguins, and that penguins may have ultimately shared a common ancestor with the Pelecaniformes.
Penguin is thought by some to derive from the Welsh words pen (head) and gwyn (white), applied to the Great Auk, which had a conspicuous white patch between the bill and the eye (although its head was fl), or from an island off Newfoundland known as "White Head" due to a large white rock.
Penguin is also the name of a villain in the comic series Batman and its TV show and movie spinoffs, and is usually seen wearing a tuxedo type outfit in order to fit the name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penguin   (1872 words)

  
 Penguin Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Penguin paperbacks were published in 1935, but at first only as an imprint of Bodley Head with the books originally distributed from a church crypt.
Penguin is the lead publisher for the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and India.
Penguin's victory in the case heralded the end to the censorship of books in Britain, although censorship of the written word was only finally defeated after the Inside Linda Lovelace trial of 1978.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penguin_Books   (816 words)

  
 Penguin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Penguin Island, is one of the State's premier ecologically sustainable nature-based tourism destinations.
Penguin Island abounds with seabirds, many of which are seldom seen on the mainland.
Penguin Island is home to one of the few breeding colonies of Australian pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus) known along the Western Australian coastline and offshore islands.
www.calm.wa.gov.au /tourism/penguin_island.html   (940 words)

  
 March of the Penguins Warner Independent Pictures -- Official Site
Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year.
As it follows the winter migration of the emperor penguin, "March of the Penguins" tells a tale of legendary proportions, portraying the strange, spectacular destiny of powerful and emotionally-involving characters, rich in courage and humour, mystery and manifest drama.
The penguin is also able to regulate its body heat by having two different internal temperature levels: its core temperature at the center of its body is warm, while the extremities of its body are nearly as cold as the outside air.
wip.warnerbros.com /marchofthepenguins   (6026 words)

  
 Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The yellow-eyed penguin is confined to the New Zealand region and is one of the rarest of penguins.
It covers this species of penguins from the mating, incubating of eggs (in spring), to the hatching of chicks (in summer), to life at sea (in autumn), until their return the next spring.
Note on the calendar the months penguins spend at sea, months they spend on shore, number of months of birth process, and number of months before their chicks are ready to go to sea.
www.libsci.sc.edu /miller/penguins.htm   (2967 words)

  
 Penguin Adaptation
Like most birds, penguins have little or no sense of smell (a boon for those in a crowded penguin rookery!) Like other birds, their sense of taste is also limited.
Emperor penguins build no nests; they hold the egg on top of their feet under a loose fold of skin called the brood patch.
Scientists think the recent increase in penguin populations may be a result of an increase in krill available to the penguins.
octopus.gma.org /surfing/antarctica/penguin.html   (953 words)

  
 Penguin Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
Penguin bones are solid, not hollow (most birds have hollow bones).
All penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings.They have webbed feet which they use for swimming.
Penguins are countershaded; they have a lighter color on the belly and a darker color on their back; this coloration helps camouflage them when they are in the water, hiding them from predators.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/penguins.shtml   (385 words)

  
 Antarctic Penguins (Adelie and Emperor)
Penguins mate only once a year, and it lasts less than 10 seconds.
Other penguins don't feed them, but in case of bad weather they all group together, forming what is called a 'turtle' to withstand the wind better.
I also have some cartoons of penguins drawn by somebody at DdU and also some pictures of the other birds and animals seen around the base.
www.gdargaud.net /Antarctica/Penguins.html   (1795 words)

  
 Penguin Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Penguins are birds that cannot fly, but they swim very well and spend most of their lives in the sea.
Anatomy: The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin.
All penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings.
enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Penguincoloring.shtml   (294 words)

  
 A Complete History of Tux - so Far.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the simple, single penguin would be the logo, and the others would just be that cuddly penguin being used as an actor in some tableau.
Having a penguin as a logo also gives more freedom to people wanting to use linux-related material: instead of being firmly fixed with a specific logo (the triangle, or just "Linux 2.0" or some other abstract thing), using something like a penguin gives people the chance to make modifications that are still recognizable.
I've always liked penguins, and when I was in Canberra a few years ago we went to the local zoo with Andrew Tridgell (of samba fame).
www.sjbaker.org /tux   (2691 words)

  
 The LWN Penguin Gallery
Here is a collection of the interesting penguins we have been able to find out there on the net.
Note that we're not trying to gather up every occurence of a penguin somewhere - the idea here is to catalog the "derivative" penguins that are on the loose.
The classic Linux penguin was originally the creation of Larry Ewing; see his penguin page to see how he used the Gimp to create the creature which we now see all over the net.
lwn.net /Gallery   (169 words)

  
 Club Penguin - Waddle around and meet new friends!
Club Penguin is a safe virtual world for kids to play, interact with friends and have fun letting their imaginations soar.
Learn about the features and benefits of becoming a member of Club Penguin.
Check out our shop to see the latest in penguin gear.
www.clubpenguin.com   (120 words)

  
 Penguin Homepage
After learning about penguins you can test your Penguin IQ with online quizzes.
Check out several learning activities that will help you learn more about the amazing penguins of the world.
This will give you direct links to pages about the different species of penguins and the countries where they live.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/main.html   (293 words)

  
 Linux 2.0 Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neal Tucker was kind enough to provide a scalable vector based postscript version of the fl and white penguin.
Permission to use and/or modify this image is granted provided you acknowledge me lewing@isc.tamu.edu and The GIMP if someone asks.
I've also written a very rough description of how I drew the penguins.
www.isc.tamu.edu /~lewing/linux   (249 words)

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