A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life With Birds of PreyBook - 2016
New York Times BestsellerBest Book of 2016, New England Outdoor Writers AssociationPeregrine 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.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, c2016
Branch Call Number: B COWAN
Characteristics: xvii, 265 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of plates] : color illustrations ; 24 cm