New York Times bestselling author Alan Tennant will bring his tales of radio-tracking the transcontinental migration of peregrine falcons to the Center for the Arts on the campus of the College of Staten Island/CUNY (CSI) on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm.
Tennant is the author of On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon, named as one of The New York Times’s “100 Best Books of 2004,” as well as the recipient of the New York Public Library Award, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize in Science and Technology. On the Wing tells the story of Tennant’s uniquely in-depth study of these majestic birds from the Texas barrier islands to the Arctic to their eventual return to the warmer climates of Mexico, Belize, and the Caribbean. At the helm of this adventure is Tennant’s partner in falcon chasing, George Vose, a septuagenarian World War II veteran who trusts his instincts as much as his instruments. As the two men nearly lose their lives and run afoul of the law in the race to keep their birds in view and their rattletrap Cessna gassed up and running, Tennant renders with gorgeous precision and skill the landscape and wildlife they pass on the way and the falcons that direct their course.
An author of a number of books on nature and wildlife, Tennant has traveled throughout the world on a variety of natural history adventures including whale watching off the coast of Baja California, whitewater canoe rafting through the Big Bend Canyons of the Rio Grande, a Darwin lecture series in the Galapagos Islands, and safaris to the Amazon and Africa.
Tennant’s CSI lecture is made possible through the generosity of Michael Shugrue. A reception and book signing will follow.
To RSVP for this free event, please call the CSI Office of College Advancement at 1.718.982.2365