Streaking across the sky in pursuit of prey, falcons are the fastest flyers in the animal world. These agile predators are supremely adapted for performing high-speed, aerial attacks on other birds. After decades of decline, many falcon populations are now rebounding. Some falcons have adopted cities as home and hunting grounds, trading cliff-faces for high-rise buildings as perches for launching their hunts.
"Report writers (will) come away much more informed. Each volume in this new series is a well-written, well-organized, thorough look at how a creature hunts, catches, and devours its food, which, as it happens, encompasses a lot of natural history territory. The series format is attractive: slightly enlarged type, clear paragraph headings allow for quick access, and many illustrations. The content is excellent, and kids will come away not only more knowlegeable but also more respectful of the other animals that share our planet."
-- Booklist (October 2001)
Price: US $29.15