Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside - Bldg. 2 BIRDS- BIRD O PRE1B

Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West

by

Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

Rachel Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life. Dickinson arrives at a sense of falconrys allure: the unpredictable nature of the hunt and the soaring exhilaration of success.

Further exploration unveils the enormous emotional cost to a falconer who establishes an extraordinary tie to his birds. When, in the space of two days, Chindgren loses two birds that hed been training for years, he is plunged into a profound depression that is only deepened when Jomo, his best bird, slows down because of old age.

In addition to this challenge, Chindgren faces the danger to falconry that the modern world presents. Grouse habitat is being degraded by mining, agriculture, and gas industry interests. And the number of falconers is dwindling—the corps is graying and has few acolytes.

Falconry is a sport that requires persistence, stoicism, and sacrifice; in this captivating account, Dickinson illuminates a fascinating subculture and one of its most hard core personalities.

Synopsis:

Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life.

About the Author

RACHEL DICKINSON is a writer whose articles have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Weekend, National Geographic Traveler, Audubon, and many other publications. She is the author of several books. She and her husband, Tim Gallagher, an avid falconer, live with their four children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618806232
Author:
Dickinson, Rachel
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Falconry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Falconers - United States
Subject:
Chindgren, Steve
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.76 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska
    Sale Trade Paper $5.98
  2. Wild Moments: Adventures with... Used Trade Paper $15.50

Related Subjects

Biography » Sports
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Birdwatching
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » General
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Birds of Prey
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » General Ornithology and Birding
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » General

Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.50 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780618806232 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Rachel Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life. Dickinson arrives at a sense of falconrys allure: the unpredictable nature of the hunt and the soaring exhilaration of success.

Further exploration unveils the enormous emotional cost to a falconer who establishes an extraordinary tie to his birds. When, in the space of two days, Chindgren loses two birds that hed been training for years, he is plunged into a profound depression that is only deepened when Jomo, his best bird, slows down because of old age.

In addition to this challenge, Chindgren faces the danger to falconry that the modern world presents. Grouse habitat is being degraded by mining, agriculture, and gas industry interests. And the number of falconers is dwindling—the corps is graying and has few acolytes.

Falconry is a sport that requires persistence, stoicism, and sacrifice; in this captivating account, Dickinson illuminates a fascinating subculture and one of its most hard core personalities.

"Synopsis" by , Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.