"Certainly everybody interested in raptors will want to read this fascinating and informative biography of Morley Nelson. Most highly recommended."—International Hawkwatcher
"It is truly an amazing book, and a fun, entertaining, and enlightening read!"—American Falconry
"Morlan Nelson, moreso perhaps than anyone in two centuries, is responsible for the field of American raptor conservation."—Halk Chalk
"No wonder. Morley Nelson has done nothing less than change the nation’s attitude toward raptors."—Black Canyon Quarterly
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From the Inside Flap
When Morley Nelson was a boy, growing up on a farm on the North Dakota prairie, he watched a falcon knock a duck out of the sky. That event triggered a life-long passion.
Morley Nelson's name isn't in the forefront when people discuss the leading American conservationists of the 20th century. But many prominent people believe he deserves such recognition. His achievements in falconry, nature films, raptor-rehabilitation, conservation laws, raptor-electrocution issues and recovery of endangered peregrine falcons have made a major impact on the welfare of the birds of prey of North America and around the world.
But there is a lot more to Morley Nelson than his commitment to birds of prey. A member of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," he fought with the famed 10th Mountain Division during World War II, suffering grevious wounds while winning the Silver Star and the respect of the men who served with him. He has endured terrible personal losses. Arab shieks, Hollywood celebrities and state and national political figures have sought his counsel.
Cool North Wind is the story of a man who has lived life to the fullest.