Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition by Marcy Cottrell HouleWings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition by Marcy Cottrell Houle

Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition

byMarcy Cottrell Houle

Paperback | February 15, 2014

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"Blends adventure, romance, humor and pathos. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of her sky-diving subjects and the seductive beauty of the wilderness."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Well crafted and compelling, a dramatization of the classic conflict between the legitimate interests of conservationists and developers. This is a fine book on several levels, as science, sociology, or a story. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

Forty years ago, the peregrine falcon was on the U.S. endangered species list and many doubted that it would survive. Marcy Houle was a young wildlife biologist observing one of the last remaining pairs--located at a site in southwest Colorado slated for development as a major tourist site. First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles her work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the species. A new preface examines the last thirty years of the peregrine population and its remarkable comeback and culminates with President Barack Obama's designation of Chimney Rock as a national monument.

Marcy Cottrell Houle is also the author of One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park and The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Zumwalt. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Title:Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2014Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826354343

ISBN - 13:9780826354341

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