A distant owl's mournful hoot echoes through a frozen forest. A shadow swoops across the tundra; lemmings and voles scurry beneath the foliage as the raspy cry of a hawk is carried on the cold north wind. Alaska is home to many of the world largest and most dangerous creatures, but none spark the human imagination like a bird of prey. With this book. Alaska's unique collection of birds of prey, owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, eagles, and harriers come to new life. Crowley's detailed woodcuts and rigorous research brings new life to these raptors and provides the reader with a raw perspective on their biology, history, and most of all, beauty.