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The Peregrine [Paperback]

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Pages   191
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2005
Publisher   NYRB Classics
ISBN  1590171330  
EAN  9781590171332  


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A memoir of life in the wild on the trail of the peregrine falcon chronicles the habits and hunting techniques of the elusive predator while revealing the effects of human encroachment on their habitats. Original.

Publishers Description
From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk.

It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.

 


"...the book is a work of tireless outward observation, with an astonishingly inventive and precise prose style....Baker’s feet may be on the ground, but his gaze is skyward, toward the birds he envies." Lisa Darms, Bookforum


"Remarkable...the lyrical prose hammers home the attraction of pitting predator against quarry." --Daily Telegraph (London)

 



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Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind (2003), about wilderness and the Western imagination, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian First Book Award, among other prizes.

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...red in tooth and claw  Feb 19, 2007
This is nature, hard core. The line between Baker and his prey disappears during the year he spends with these birds. Magnificent, heart-stopping, sense-exploding writing. I read it slowly because it made me more observant of everything I miss when I rush. Makes you a better creature on the earth for reading it.
 

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