Paperback in Fine condition. Covers all aspects of the falcon's life history from mating and rearing young to hunting behaviors and the yearly migration cycle. Provides complete descriptive characteristics for identifying Prairie Falcons and compares them to other raptors, especially the closely related Peregrine. In addition, the authors recount the long association of falcons with people, which may extend back as far as 2000 B.C. They describe the practice of falconry from the Middle Ages, and assess the threats posed by human activities. Color photos and drawings.