Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West

Falconer on the Edge A Man His Birds and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West Rachel Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life Dickinson arrives at a sense of falconry s allure
  • Title: Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West
  • Author: Rachel Dickinson
  • ISBN: 9780618806232
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Falconer on the Edge: A Man, His Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West
    Rachel Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life Dickinson arrives at a sense of falconry s allure the unpredictable nature of the hunt and the soaring exhilaration of success.Further exploration unveils the enormous emotional cost to a falconer who establishes an extraorRachel Dickinson profiles falconer Steve Chindgren, a man willing to make extreme sacrifices to continue practicing the sport that has ruled his life Dickinson arrives at a sense of falconry s allure the unpredictable nature of the hunt and the soaring exhilaration of success.Further exploration unveils the enormous emotional cost to a falconer who establishes an extraordinary tie to his birds When, in the space of two days, Chindgren loses two birds that he d been training for years, he is plunged into a profound depression that is only deepened when Jomo, his best bird, slows down because of old age.In addition to this challenge, Chindgren faces the danger to falconry that the modern world presents Grouse habitat is being degraded by mining, agriculture, and gas industry interests And the number of falconers is dwindling the corps is graying and has few acolytes.Falconry is a sport that requires persistence, stoicism, and sacrifice in this captivating account, Dickinson illuminates a fascinating subculture and one of its most hard core personalities.
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  • 707 Comments

  • An intriguing book a look at the personality of a top notch falconer than any sort of exploration of the world of falconry But the author provides a fascinating sometimes even unsettling look at the undeniable drive that brings together two disparate elements man and bird of prey in the shrinking wilderness of the American west In many ways, she presents an image of the falconer that is a reflection of the cowboy, or even the knight in shining armor a relic of a bygone or at least rapidly disap [...]


  • I learned a lot but this isn t only about falconry or even about one man s obsession with raptors It moves wonderfully into the history of falconry, America, and so much You can read the full review here satia 2009 05 fal


  • Like most married people, Rachel Dickinson thought she knew her husband quite well after years of marriage But one evening, he surprised her by unexpectedly bringing home a small brown paper bag containing an injured kestrel You see, Dickinson s husband, Living Bird magazine editor Tim Gallagher, was a lapsed falconer without any birds, until this kestrel, Strawberry, reawakened his latent passion As the bond between her husband and his tiny falcon grew and deepened, Dickinson was amused and fas [...]


  • I was pretty disappointed by this book I believed it would be far about the sport of falconry, its history, and the animals themselves far than it was The content in the book jumped back and forth far too much between the falconer, the birds, tiny rural towns, environmental concerns, the prey of the falcons, etc The author should have chosen one or two subjects there was far too much talked about with far too little content per each subject, and as a result the whole book just became uninteres [...]


  • I wonderful exploration into the world of falconers Much about the falconer than the birds or the art itself of an ethnography of falconers Steve Chindgren is quite a fascinating character and an inspiring figure for anyone interested in the art I thoroughly enjoyed this book, finished it in only a couple of sittings Also, as a side note the book talks a great deal about the impact of natural gas extraction and exploration on falconry and the environment falconers have been hunting in for year [...]


  • What a great story Rachel Dickinson s vivid descriptions of scenes, birds, and people make this an enjoyable read, along with it being an education I learned so much about the nature of falcons and the people who keep and train them the history of the sport and the tensions and controversies surrounding it Most of all, I was entertained by a compelling main character and his majestic birds of prey.



  • Enjoyed everything about the falconer and his birds It did bog down here and there with other stuff, but still well worth it.


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