The gyr is the largest, fastest and arguably the most beautiful falcon in the world. For centuries man has been driven to acquire live specimens from their Arctic territory for sport and even as currency. This is a study of the species, using drawings, sketches, paintings and photographs. The author examines the gyrfalcon's role in natural history, its place in literature and its long-established use in falconry.

Gyrfalcon 1999, John Murray Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719555145