On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 3, 2010 - Nature - 320 pages
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In this extraordinary journey, Alan Tennant recounts his attempt to track the transcontinental migration of the majestic peregrine falcon — an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths. From the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands to the Artic and then south again into the Caribbean, On the Wing provides a hilariously picaresque and bumpy flight.


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An interesting story about a naturalist who enlists the aid of an aging WWII pilot to help him track a wild tundra peregrine through her perilous migration from the barrier islands of South Texas to ... Read full review

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My husband is a falconer and had been trying to find this book in paperback. I was so excited to find it on Overstock. It is a wonderful book at a wonderful value. I recieved it within a week of ordering it. Very interesting and well written. Read full review

Contents

AIRBORNE
120
? PLANE CRASH
146
f NORTH SLOPE
152
28 WAITING FOR NANOOK182
182
2 UNIFORMESYDOCUMENTOS
193
26PoL1cA MILITAR
222
d LORDS or LADYVILLE
249
APRIL THE TAPIR
270
as BEYOND THE SEA
284
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
303
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Alan Tennant is the author of numerous books on wildlife and nature, including The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas, which won the Southern Book Award, Western Books Award, and a best nonfiction award from the Texas Institute of Letters. He currently lives in West Texas and conducts natural history trips around the world.


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