The hawk's way : encounters with fierce beauty / Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Tianne Strombeck.
- ISBN: 9781668001967
- ISBN: 1668001969
- Physical Description: 79 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
- Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2022.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77).
"When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan's farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old, female Harris's hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone and yet, she was willing to work with a human to hunt. From the first moment Jazz swept down from a tree and landed on Sy's leather gloved fist, Sy fell under the hawk's magnetic spell. Over the next few years, Sy spent more time with these magnificent creatures, getting to know their extraordinary abilities and instincts. They are deeply emotional animals, quick to show anger and frustration, and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and intensely aware of their surroundings. In this mesmerizing account, featuring sixteen pages of gorgeous color photographs, Sy passionately and vividly reveals the wonderous world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love."--Publisher's website.
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