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Sure, cheetahs get all the attention for their blazing running speed, but in terms of pure velocity, no animal can touch a diving peregrine falcon, which this entry in the Blink of an Eye: Superfast Animals! series points out right off the bat. Subsequent spreads cover such topics as where peregrine falcons live and their nesting habits, aerial abilities, and, best of all, hunting techniques. Lunis pays special attention to the falcons’ primary threats; though their natural predators are only larger birds of prey, the widespread use of DDT devastated their population before conservationists stepped in. Dynamic, sometimes exhilarating photos (including a stunner of a falcon hot on the tail of a terrified pigeon, followed by a feathers-flying mealtime shot) accompany the straightforward text. Additional factoids pop up inside a stopwatch graphic, reinforcing the speed angle of the series, and the layout is engaging and uncluttered. This exciting, appealing introduction to one of the great birds of prey won’t disappoint. A glossary, index, and additional resources conclude. Grades 1-3. --Ian Chipman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Lexile Measure: NC960L (What's this?)
  • Series: Blink of an Eye: Superfast Animals
  • Library Binding: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing; 1 edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936087936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936087938
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,563,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Deb HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 6, 2011
Format: Library Binding
It's hard to imagine an animal that can go as fast or fast than your car, but the peregrine falcon can do just that. It can fly 68 miles per hours (109 kph), but an even more amazing feat is that it "can also dive through the air" at 200 miles per hour (322 kph). Not even a baseball pitch or a speeding roller coaster can match the speed of the peregrine. They can be found around the world living in "places with steep, rocky cliffs." Their nests, unlike other birds, are not made of things like "grass or twigs," but rather are made of soils and gravels they find on the ledges they make their homes on.

The peregrine falcon is a "bird of prey" and hunts only when he is in the air. They do not solely live in the wild, but can also be found in cities where they hunt for pigeons and starlings. In this book you'll be able to see one as it is diving through the air and later eating his meal. You'll learn how it catches its prey with its talons or can knock the "victim to the ground with its closed talons." Another weapon this magnificent bird has is its sharp, curved beak. You'll also learn how they almost disappeared because of DDT, how they made their comeback, who they have to be wary of, how they are trained to help us at airports, and you'll learn many other interesting facts about the fabulous peregrine falcon.

This is an amazing portrait of the fastest animal in the world, the peregrine falcon. J. Peter Jenny, the president and CEO of "The Peregrine Fund" was the consultant on this book. The excellent layout and numerous photographs will make this book very appealing to the young reader. Confident readers will be able to easily work their way through the text. Difficult words are highlighted in bold text and defined in the visual glossary in the back of the book.
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Format: Library Binding
There is no creature as beautiful or as majestic as a peregrine falcon. This bird is the fastest bird in creation and can fly almost 70 miles per hour. The bird can also do an aerial swoop at 200 miles per hour and has keen vision that allows it to see for several miles above ground.

Falcons live above ground in cliffs and under bridges on the beams. Urban falcons have been spotted in cities and their aeries have been found on the roofs of tall buildings. The birds' migratory habits and nest building skills are covered in this book.

These aerial hunters only hunt from the sky. The bird has extremely sharp talons that have the ability to slice and sever small prey. Its hooked or curved beak mark it as a hawk and it is the speediest raptor. Readers are treated to pictures of falcons swooping down on their prey (they usually give a falconine screech/scream as they descend upon some hapless smaller animal or bird) and eating their kill.

Falcons are a protected species. DDT and other poisons have sadly depopulated and deprived many areas of this much needed bird. Fortunately, the falcons are repopluating and are extremely intelligent birds. They can be trained to help in airports and other places in need of security. These watchbirds learn very quickly and many falcons have been featured in wildlife shows and demos. The falcon like most raptors tends to be "monogamous" and mates for life with a single partner.

I love the photographs and the rich supply of information this book has. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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This is a very educational book for younger kids who are interested in science. Our seven year old Grandson loves this book.
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