The Peregrine by J. A. Baker PDF Download

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Publisher: New York Review of Books
Genres: Memoirs Books, Natural History Books, Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN10: 1590171330
ISBN13: 9781590171332
Tags: Memoirs Books, Natural History Books, Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: PDF Book
Type: PDF

This extraordinary, poetic portrait of two peregrine falcons is one of the most beloved works of nature writing ever published.

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.



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