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The Resource The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird, Joshua Hammer

The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird, Joshua Hammer

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The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird
Title
The falcon thief
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a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Hammer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs-and the wildlife detective determined to stop him. On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain's Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales. So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of a globe-trotting smuggler who spent two decades capturing endangered raptors worth millions of dollars as race champions-and Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom's National Wildlife Crime Unit, who's hell bent on protecting the world's birds of prey. The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park, and from the frigid tundra near the Arctic Circle to luxurious aviaries in the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a man who is reckless, arrogant, and gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. It's a story that's part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure-and wholly unputdownable until the very last page
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10844355
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Hammer, Joshua
Dewey number
364.16
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Falconry
  • Falcons
  • Falcons
  • Wildlife crimes
  • Wild bird trade
  • Rare birds
Target audience
adult
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a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird
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The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird, Joshua Hammer
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067027092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501191886
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2020360685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105950199
Label
The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird, Joshua Hammer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067027092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501191886
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2020360685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105950199

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