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Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 9, 2008
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"Noted for tracking down the famously elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, ornithologist Gallagher is also an ardent falconer. His boundary-stretching memoir chronicles coming of age with birds of prey . . . Falconry is an art, Gallagher declares, proffering a rapturous vision of the sport that has spanned continents and millennia." Kirkus Reviews
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Gallagher also spent several years traveling across the South, interviewing people who claimed to have seen the legendary Ivory-billed Woodpecker and following up on their sightings. On one of these journeys down a bayou in eastern Arkansas, he and Bobby Harrison had a close-up view of an Ivory-bill. This sighting quickly led to the largest search ever launched to find a rare bird.
More recently, Gallagher has been on the trail of the Imperial Woodpecker--a spectacular giant woodpecker (and closest relative of the Ivory-bill)--in the vast mesa pine forests of Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental. The last documented sighting of the species took place in 1956, and yet rumors persist among mountain villagers that the birds may still live on in the remotest reaches of this mighty mountain range. To find out if the rumors could possibly be true, author Tim Gallagher set out on a harrowing journey through the high country of the Sierra Madre--a vast, lawless region and now the epicenter of illegal drug growing in Mexico--which he chronicles in his latest book, IMPERIAL DREAMS. He is also the author of PARTS UNKNOWN, THE GRAIL BIRD, FALCON FEVER, and WILD BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY.
Top Customer Reviews
It's no surprise to me that everyone who has read this book loves it. Mr. Gallagher's knowledge of falconry is surpassed only by his writing ability. He manages to effectively capture the essence of the close-knit, arcane world of falconry and convey it to a broad audience in a fashion that everyone can appreciate, regardless of their level of knowledge about falconry or raptors.
This book deserves a place in the library of every falconer, raptor/bird lover, environmentalist, and outdoor enthusiast.
Nicely done. I look forward to your next book.
Kahn of the West
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fantastic book. Very well written. Truly brings out the falconer in you. This book inspired me on many levels. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.Published 1 month ago by Ahmed Al Sharaf
Be CAREFUL! This is a novel, not a guide book. I sent it right back within an hour.Published 6 months ago by Dwight Fry
Bought it for my boss who loves falcons... it seems like she really enjoys it!Published 13 months ago by pikazz
This book truly expresses the passion involved in the art/sport of falconry.Published 13 months ago by Emilio M. Ramos