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The Peregrine

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The Peregrine

By  J. A. Baker , Introduction by  Robert Macfarlane
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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.

J. A. Baker is also the author of The Hill of Summer. He was a native of Essex, England.

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. He is also the author of The Old Ways, LandmarksThe Lost Words, and Underland.

ISBN: 9781590171332

ISBN-10: 9781590171332

Publisher: NYRB Classics

Publication Date: 12/31/2004 - 12:00am

On Sale: 12/31/2004 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English

Categories

Nature / Animals / Birds

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Nature / Birdwatching Guides