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Learning to Fly: A Season with the Peregrine Falcon

Learning to Fly: A Season with the Peregrine Falcon

Author(s): P H Liotta

Location(s): Adirondacks

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s



Naturalist and U.S. Air Force pilot P.H. Liotta spent an unforgettable season in the Adirondacks attempting to bridge the chasm between man and nature by teaching orphaned falcons to fly. And he found that in mastering flight, falcons, like pilots, must come to terms not only with their magnificent speed and power but with cruel physical limitations as well. Set in a world of exquisite beauty and disturbing harshness, “Learning to Fly” is the story of dreams taking flight, and of one man’s passion and pain reflected in the eyes of a falcon. As the wilderness takes hold and reveals its secrets, as the young birds learn to ride the air, the author discovers a sense of balance and strength that enables his own spirit to soar. A remarkable exploration of the meaning and mystery of flight.

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