A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey

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Penned by a most remarkable writer, Jonathan Meiburg, an avid ornithologist and also a noted musician, who became enthralled with the falcon-like caracara birds he unexpectedly noticed among other antarctic wildlife while hiking in the Falkland Islands. So intrigued was he by such remarkably curious birds that he pursued traces of these dinosaur offspring and continues to follow their evolution and history. Threading throughout the text are the earlier observations of these birds by Charles Darwin and beautifully interwoven are the observations of the Patagonian naturalist William Henry Hudson. As he records the riveting story of these unusual birds over the millions of years of adaptation to climate changes, shifting continents, and the vicissitudes of time, the writer reveals himself to be a master storyteller in detailing the history of these precocious falcon-like birds. Travel through the frigid, foggy shores of Tierra del Fuego through the swampy Guyana lands and the deserts of South America as he pursues the mystery surrounding these unique raptors. Keep your eye on this youthful science writer who has the magical ability to bewitch the reader with his musical flow of words as is evident in this engrossing epic.

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Author Jonathan Meiburg
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 30-Mar-2021
ISBN 9781101875704
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Issue May 2021
Category Science & Nature