SAVING THE PEREGRINE FALCON is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. It was originally published by Carolrhoda Books in 1985 and is out of print. The cover has been redesigned but the text and full color photos inside are the same as in the original book. SAVING THE PEREGRINE FALCON is illustrated with color photographs by Richard Hewett. I am happy to have SAVING THE PEREGRINE FALCON now available to new readers as an e-book. You can read it with a Kindle app on various devices (I use my iPad) or on your computer.
For centuries, the peregrine falcon was prized by kings and falconers,
who used it to hunt. Bird lovers, too, have long admired the
peregrine--which can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour as it dives for
prey. Yet a few years ago, it was feared that soon there would be no
more peregrines. Pollution of the environment with the poison DDT had
interfered with the birds ability to reproduce. This book, illustrated
with stunning close-up photos, chronicles the work of scientists at the
Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Laboratory to save the peregrine from
extinction. The peregrine falcon was taken off the endangered species list in 1999 thanks to their efforts and those of other agencies.