On the Wing

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On the Wind is a breathtaking encounter with these majestic birds- the icons of pharaohs, Oriental emperors, and European nobility- whose fierce men, power, and swiftness have fired the human imagination for centuries. An unforgettable and mesmerizing tale that speaks to all our dreams of flight.
In this extraordinary narrative, Alan Tennant, a passionate observer of nature, recounts his all-out effort to radio-track the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths. On the Wind transports us for the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands- where the tundra falcons pause during their springtime journey north – to the Arctic, and then back south, through Mexico, Belize, and into the Caribbean, in a hilariously picaresque and bumpy flight. At the helm is Tennant’s partner in falcon chasing, George Vose, a septuagenarian World War II vet who trusts his instincts as much as his instruments. As the two men nearly lose their lives and run afoul of the law in the race to keep their birds in view and their rattletrap Cessna gassed up and running, Tennant renders with gorgeous precision and skill the landscape and wildlife they pass on the way and the falcons that direct their course.

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Weight 13.5 oz
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Very Good