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    DescriptionFrom fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk. It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.


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    Title
    The Peregrine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. A. Baker, Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590171332
    ISBN 10: 1590171330
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    DC22: 598.96
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000, NAT043000, NAT004000
    B&T Approval Code: A63704070
    DC22: 598.9/6
    LC classification: QL795.B57
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QL795.B57 B35 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNCB
    Publisher
    The New York Review of Books, Inc
    Imprint name
    NYRB Classics
    Publication date
    15 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    J. A. Baker is also the author of The Hill of Summer. He was a native of Essex, England. Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind (2003), about wilderness and the Western imagination, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian First Book Award, among other prizes.
    Review quote
    'John Alex Baker was something of a mystery and not a great deal is known of his private life, ... But few people have gained - and successfully shared - such a deep understanding of a wild animal, and for that Baker will never be forgotten.' -- Fergus Collins BBC Countryfile