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Peregrine Falcon

Author : Patrick Stirling-Aird
ISBN : 9781472918673
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Peregrine Falcon

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01372931Z
Genre : Endangered species
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Category: Endangered species

Saving The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Caroline Arnold
ISBN : 0876145233
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Carl R. Green
ISBN : 0896862712
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of this small bird of prey and briefly examines the sport of falconry.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Derek Ratcliffe
ISBN : 9781408136836
Genre : Nature
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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
Category: Nature

Peregrine Falcon

Author : Floyd Scholz
ISBN : 9780811714068
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Acclaimed bird carver Floyd Scholz explains his carving and painting techniques and demonstrates the unique talent that makes him one of the world’s greatest bird carvers and instructors. • Features a start-to-finish project from Floyd Scholz • Detailed instructions for how to carve, paint, and assemble a complex sculpture • Includes both peregrine falcon and green-winged teal carvings • Incisive discussion of carving approaches and techniques
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Peregrine Falcon

Author : James H. Enderson
ISBN : 9780292756212
Genre : Nature
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A superb success as a bird, combining great speed, aeronautical grace, and fearlessness...inhabitant of wild places, inaccessible cliffs, and skyscrapers...worldwide dweller, trans-equatorial migrant, and docile captive—the peregrine falcon stands alone among all others of its kind. Perhaps this is why so many varied people rushed to its aid when it faced decimation by pesticide poisoning. In this personal and highly entertaining memoir, Jim Enderson tells stories of a lifetime spent studying, training, breeding, and simply enjoying peregrine falcons. He recalls how his boyhood interest in raptors grew into an ornithological career in which he became one of the leading experts who helped identity DDT as the cause of the peregrine falcon's sudden and massive decline across the United States. His stories reveal both the dedication that he and fellow researchers brought to the task of studying and restoring the peregrine and the hair-raising adventures that sometimes befell them along the way. Enderson also seamlessly weaves in the biology and natural history of the peregrine, as well as anecdotes about its traditional and widespread use in falconry as an aggressive yet tractable hunter, to offer a broad portrait of this splendid and intriguing falcon.
Category: Nature