Peregrine Spring

Peregrine Spring

A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life With Birds of Prey

Book - 2016
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The author chronicles her career in the sport of falconry, which has spanned over three decades, and her experiences running a falconry school, while sharing some of the lessons she's learned from birds of prey.

New York Times Bestseller
Best Book of 2016, New England Outdoor Writers Association

Peregrine 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, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781493017706
Branch Call Number: 639.97896 COW
Characteristics: xvii, 265 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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