The Peregrine

The Peregrine
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Author: John Alec Baker
Pages: 191
ISBN: UOM:39015014749652
Release: 1967
Editor: Harpercollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A natural history of the falcon precedes a 7-month journal of observations of the habits of the peregrine

The Peregrine 50th Anniversary Edition Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

The Peregrine  50th Anniversary Edition  Afterword by Robert Macfarlane
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Author: J. A. Baker
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780008253189
Release: 2017-04-06
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.

The Peregrine

The Peregrine
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Author: J. A. Baker
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0008138311
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: William Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reissue of J. A. Baker s extraordinary classic of British nature writing Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J A Baker spent a long winter looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Including original diaries from which The Peregrine was written and its companion volume The Hill of Summer, this is a beautiful compendium of lyrical nature writing at its absolute best. Such luminaries as Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th Century nature writing, and the bestselling author Mark Cocker has provided an introduction on the importance of Baker, his writings and the diaries creating the essential volume of Baker's writings. Papers, maps, and letters have recently come to light which in turn provide a little more background into J A Baker s history. Contemporaries particularly from his time at school in Chelmsford have provided insights, remembering a school friend who clearly made an impact on his generation. Among fragments of letters to Baker was one from a reader who praised a piece that Baker had written in RSPB Birds magazine in 1971. Apart from a paper on peregrines which Baker wrote for the Essex Bird Report, this article entitled On the Essex Coast appears to be his only other published piece of writing, and, with the agreement of the RSPB, it has been included in this updated new paperback edition of Baker s astounding work."

The Peregrine

The Peregrine
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Author: J. A. Baker
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780007395903
Release: 2011-06-09
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Peregrine, which won the Duff Cooper Prize in 1967, recounts a single year from the author's ten–year obsession with the peregrines that wintered near his home in eastern England. The writing is lyrically charged throughout, as the author's role of diligent observer gives way to a personal transformation, as Baker becomes, in the words of James Dickey, "a fusion of man and bird."

The Peregrine

The Peregrine
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Author: John Alec Baker
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9781590171332
Release: 2005
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Peregrine

The Peregrine
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Author: John Alec Baker
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1590171330
Release: 2005
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Peregrine s Journey

The Peregrine s Journey
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Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780988330344
Release: 2012-10-24
Editor: Web of Life Children's Book

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Peregrine’s Journey vividly describes one of the most remarkable feats in the animal kingdom. Beginning in Alaska and ending two months later in Argentina, the peregrine falcon’s annual migration is an 8,000-mile flight across the Americas. This beautifully illustrated book allows young readers to follow one bird on its journey. Based on the actual migration of a real bird that was tracked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the book is filled with amazing facts about the bird’s diet, habits, and navigational abilities, as well as stunning views of the many habitats the peregrine visits along the way.

The Peregrine The Hill of Summer Diaries The Complete Works of J A Baker

The Peregrine  The Hill of Summer   Diaries  The Complete Works of J  A  Baker
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Author: J. A. Baker
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780007437382
Release: 2011-06-09
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing

Saving the Peregrine Falcon

Saving the Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Caroline Arnold
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0876145233
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: LernerClassroom

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the efforts of scientists who are trying to save the peregrine falcon from extinction by taking the fragile eggs that would not survive in the wild, hatching them, raising the chicks, and then releasing the birds back into the wild.

The Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Derek A. Ratcliffe
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0931130050
Release: 1980-01-01
Editor: Harrell Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first edition of "The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognized as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but the sad story of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the years since the first publication. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up-to-date so that this volume is by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's color paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, as well as the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Key Features: * The long awaited up-to-date revision of the classic bestseller * Latest information on status and distribution of the species * Updated information on all aspects of the species biology

Peregrine

Peregrine
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Author: William Bayer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466826472
Release: 2005-06-01
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Circling high over Rockefeller Center is a peregrine falcon, the most awesome of the flying predators. She awaits a signal from her falconer. It is given: the bird attacks, plummeting from the sky at nearly 200 miles an hour, striking a young woman and killing her instantly. So begins Peregrine, a chilling tale of obsession. By chance, newscaster Pamela Barrett witnesses the slaying. Her impassioned account of it on television that evening thrills the falconer, a brilliant madman who identifies with his deadly bird. He becomes fascinated with Pam and enmeshes her in a bizarre and deadly scheme even as she finds herself drawn to him by an erotic need she doesn't understand. As killing follows killing, the police and the media engage in cutthroat competition to find the murderer. Two falcons fight to the death above Central Park. Call girls, rich eccentrics, dealers in the black market for rare birds--all play their roles in this study of secret passion, desire, fulfillment, and ecstasy.

Maggie the One Eyed Peregrine Falcon

Maggie the One Eyed Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Christie Gove-Berg
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781591935162
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Adventure Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This true story tells the tale of a peregrine falcon that is injured while flying, then rescued and rehabilitated by a wildlife center.

The Peregrine Returns

The Peregrine Returns
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Author: Mary Hennen
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9780226465425
Release: 2017-07-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Published in Association with the Field Museum."

The Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Derek Ratcliffe
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9781408136836
Release: 2010-06-30
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
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Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735231511
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the fifth novel in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children
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Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781594745133
Release: 2011-06-07
Editor: Quirk Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Patrick Stirling-Aird
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781472918673
Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. This ebook offers a window into that rarely seen world, thanks to a combination of high quality images and beautifully written text, with chapters on subjects such as hunting, raising young and how populations around the world have rallied against the threat of extinction and are now prospering once again. The birds are further brought to life through a series of personal anecdotes from the author and photographers, which are woven into the text. The ebook is part of a series that also includes the titles Barn Owl and Kingfisher.

Peregrine Spring

Peregrine Spring
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Author: Nancy Cowan
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781493018376
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Peregrine Spring, Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police “lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

Return of the Peregrine

Return of the Peregrine
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Author: Tom J. Cade,William A. Burnham,Pat Burnham
Pages: 394
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114348704
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book is intended for a non-scientific audience but does contain previously unpublished information, tables, and graphs plus an extensive literature cited section and a bibliography for Eastern and Midwestern Peregrine restoration publications from 1971-2000.

The Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon
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Author: Robert Murphy,Robert William Murphy
Pages: 157
ISBN: UOM:49015000722240
Release: 1981
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: