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Homer HickamFor all his impatience, Tennant is a studious man who knows many things. He writes knowledgeably of the once-wet American prairie that was forever flattened and permanently dried by modern farm machinery and therefore needs constant irrigation. When he flies over the fossil beds of Hell Creek, Mont., Tennant tells us of the claws of Deinonychus, the human-sized raptors of Jurassic Park, and how they are duplicated precisely by the talons of modern birds of prey. But his best aside is a story of a red-tail hawk named Cherokee that lost a wing as a baby bird but still spent 12 years stubbornly climbing a tree every day to launch itself in flight, if only for a few seconds. This is all good stuff.
— The New York Times