Download Audiobook A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg in English

A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey


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“Totally charming and fantastically written, this guide is a vastly entertaining and enlightening exploration of a fowl so wickedly good, curious, and social, it boggles the thoughts.” (Jennifer Ackerman, creator of The Hen Approach)“An interesting, entertaining, and completely engrossing story.” (David Sibley, creator of What It is Wish to Be a Hen)An enthralling account of a contemporary voyage of discovery as we meet the intelligent, social birds of prey referred to as caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets and techniques of our planet’s deep previous of their household historical past.“As curious, wide-ranging, gregarious, and clever as its topic.” (Charles C. Mann, creator of 1491)In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met within the Falkland Islands: good-looking, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that had been “tame and inquisitive…quarrelsome and passionate”, and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and different valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin questioned why these birds had been confined to distant islands on the tip of South America, sensing a bigger story, however he set this thriller apart and by no means returned to it.Virtually 2 hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase. He takes us by way of South America, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of Guyana, in the hunt for these birds: striated caracaras, which nonetheless exist, although they’re very uncommon. He reveals the wild, fascinating story of their historical past, origins, and potential futures. And alongside the way in which, he attracts us into the life and work of William Henry Hudson, the Victorian author and naturalist who championed caracaras as an unsung surprise of the pure world, and to falconry parks within the English countryside, the place captive caracaras carry out unimaginable feats of reminiscence and problem-solving. A Most Exceptional Creature is a hybrid of science writing, travelogue, and biography, as beneficiant and accessible as it’s subtle, and completely riveting.