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5.0 out of 5 stars
well researched, interesting read, 25 April 2013
Mystified that anyone would think there isn't enough goshawk in this story. I found a surprise round every corner. But then raptor politics is a murky world. I can understand some people wishing to sabotage this book because of the big idea at its heart. The uncomfortable truths within it may not be popular with certain interest groups, but here is a heartfelt recommendation from a reliable and identifiable source:
"Conor Jameson's new book looks at man's role in first eliminating the Goshawk from the landscape, and then reintroducing it, and at what this says about our relationship with the natural world.
The very uncertainty inherent in the search for the bird makes it a thoroughly engrossing, sometimes even tense, read, with his travels around the UK being mixed with disappointments and surprises in equal measure.
Jameson brings the same personal slant to the subject that he used in the excellent Silent Spring Revisited, but it's mixed with plenty of hard science too.
I read the book just days before flying to Berlin, so the chapter on the city, whose parks hold a thriving population of Goshawks, was a particular favourite, but it's a great book to dip into for inspiration any time you own personal Goshawk quest starts to feel like a lost cause."