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A memoir of life in the wild on the trail of the peregrine falcon chronicles the habits and hunting techniques of the elusive predator while revealing the effects of human encroachment on their habitats. Original.

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Genre: Nature
Author: John Alec Baker
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release: 2005
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 1590171330

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The book is intended for a non-scientific audience but does contain previously unpublished information, tables, and graphs plus an extensive literature cited section and a bibliography for Eastern and Midwestern Peregrine restoration publications from 1971-2000.

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Genre: Peregrine falcon
Author: Tom J. Cade
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105114348704

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Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane. Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J A Baker spent a long winter looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Such luminaries as Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th Century nature writing, and the bestselling nature writer Mark Cocker has provided an introduction on the importance of Baker and his work. Among fragments of letters to Baker was one from a reader who praised a piece that Baker had written in RSPB Birds magazine in 1971. Apart from a paper on peregrines which Baker wrote for the Essex Bird Report, this article - entitled On the Essex Coast - appears to be his only other published piece of writing, and, with the agreement of the RSPB, it has been included in this updated new paperback edition of Baker's astounding work.

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Author: J. A. Baker
Publisher: William Collins
Release: 2017-04-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0008216215

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Genre: Birds
Author: R. B. Treleaven
Publisher:
Release: 1977
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924022561579

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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

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Genre: Nature
Author: Derek Ratcliffe
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2010-06-30
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408136836

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Genre: Natural history
Author: John Alec Baker
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 1969
File: 159 Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924001133648

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Caroline Arnold
Publisher: LernerClassroom
Release: 1985-01-01
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0876145233

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When nine-year-old Roman Rodriguez learns that his father has suffered a life-threatening injury in Iraq, it changes his life forever. While his mother and little sister travel to Germany to be with Roman's father at a military hospital, he is sent to his grandparents' house. Roman must grapple with his worst fears about his dad as he and Grandpa Joe make the Good Friday pilgrimage to "El Santuario de Chimayo," a sacred site said to have healing powers.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sue Picco
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Release: 2011
File: 88 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780865348004

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The author describes his experiences during one summer spent in the Adirondacks observing peregrine falcons as they learned to fly

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Genre: Animal introduction
Author: P. H. Liotta
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release: 1989
File: 201 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015033997100

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A ten year study began in 1972 in West Greenland to investigate the breeding biology of the peregrine falcon. Data on nesting gyrfalcons were also collected. Thirty-four peregrine nesting sites were examined in the 6050 km2 inland study area near Søndre Strømfjord. Limited research also centered in Disko Bugt and Frederikshåb. Peregrines were found nesting predominantly on high, south-facing cliffs, which overlooked large areas. The mean minimum distance between peregrine eyries was 7.7 km for the inland area (1972 and 1973) and 55 km for the coast (1974). Approximately 60 percent of the inland nesting sites were occupied each year. A ten-year average production of 1.90 young per occupied site and 2.78 young per successful site was determined. Lapland longspurs, snow buntings, wheatears, and redpolls comprised 90 percent of the peregrines diet. Raven nests and prey availability may be the most significant factor affecting falcon density. Addled peregrine eggs, eggshell fragments, and peregrine prey species were collected. Whole eggs averaged 14.3 ppm wet weight (305 ppm lipid weight ) DDE, while eggshell measurements showed a 16 percent thinning compared with pre-1940 eggs from Greenland. Prey species carried low levels of DDE. The peregrine population appears to be at a near critical contamination level, and a small increase in DDE level could contribute to a population decline. No indication of a decline has been observed during the study, and the population appears stable. The project banded 185 peregrines, from which 8 recoveries occurred. The recoveries suggest peregrines migrate south to winter in South America.

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Genre: Gyrfalcon
Author: William A. Burnham
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Release: 1984
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: 8763511622

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