The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics Series)

The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics Series)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590171332
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Series: NYRB Classics Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 51,206
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

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.

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