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

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 364.1628 HAM (Text) 33500013206560 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library 364.1628 HAM (Text) 33500013206552 New Checked out 03/10/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501191886
  • ISBN: 1501191888
  • Physical Description: xiv, 317 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs-and the wildlife detective determined to stop him"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Humans have been fascinated with birds and flight for millennia, bird eggs symbolize new life in many cultures, and humans have interacted with bird species in many wholesome ways. Tending toward the unwholesome, Irishman Jeffrey Lendrum's avian obsession led to the theft and smuggling of endangered raptors. This thrill-seeking adventurer climbed trees, scaled cliffs, and even dangled from helicopters to steal rare raptor eggs from their nests, many to be sold on the black market. Hammer (The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, 2016), traces Lendrum's crime odyssey across four continents, over two decades, and through many arrests and relays the perspectives of scientists and Andy McWilliam, a persistent British wildlife detective on the falcon smuggler's trail, in this true-crime adventure. Hammer finds that Lendrum is in it more for the excitement and thrill than the astronomical prices racing falcons command. Lendrum's compulsion is nonetheless portrayed as the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Hammer's chronicle is a captivating and surprising read with just the right touch of suspense and mystery. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Humans have been fascinated with birds and flight for millennia, bird eggs symbolize new life in many cultures, and humans have interacted with bird species in many wholesome ways. Tending toward the unwholesome, Irishman Jeffrey Lendrum's avian obsession led to the theft and smuggling of endangered raptors. This thrill-seeking adventurer climbed trees, scaled cliffs, and even dangled from helicopters to steal rare raptor eggs from their nests, many to be sold on the black market. Hammer (The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, 2016), traces Lendrum's crime odyssey across four continents, over two decades, and through many arrests and relays the perspectives of scientists and Andy McWilliam, a persistent British wildlife detective on the falcon smuggler's trail, in this true-crime adventure. Hammer finds that Lendrum is in it more for the excitement and thrill than the astronomical prices racing falcons command. Lendrum's compulsion is nonetheless portrayed as the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Hammer's chronicle is a captivating and surprising read with just the right touch of suspense and mystery. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Wildlife crimes.
Falcons > Eggs.
Wild bird trade.
Rare birds.
Rare birds.
Wild bird trade.
Wildlife crimes.
TRUE CRIME / Heists & Robberies.
NATURE / Animals / Birds.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
Genre: True crime stories.

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