Dan Cecchini, Jr. has had a fascination with nature and the natural environment since he was in elementary school. Writing about the impact of people and technology on wildlife and wild places to inform others is important to him. He has studied wildlife and ecosystems informally and formally all of his life. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Basic Science.
He has also had a lifelong interest in engineering and business and earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Operations Management.
He has served as a leader in several conservation organizations. He currently is the US Representative to the International Association of Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey and also is the Secretary of the North American Grouse Partnership and served on their Board. He is also the past President, Vice President, and Journal Editor of the North American Falconers' Association. He has been a licensed Master Falconer since 1978 and has extensive experience with raptor husbandry and management.
on May 25, 2012 :
I really enjoyed the content of this book - it helped me understand the true impact of the highly touted wind energy projects. We are constantly inundated with press reports describing wind energy as a renewable, green energy resource that is without consequences. Nothing is without consequences and we are now finally realizing the devastating impact of the former "safe, renewable energy source" from damming major rivers. The salmon are in a devastating decline because of man's interference and harvesting of this supposedly innocuous resource. As we have watched the decline in the salmon population, we are finally understanding how our man-made changes to the environment can have disasterous effects on the natural world and our lives. This book helps the reader understand the implications of wind energy and how it will impact our environment; it also will help you understand the real cost to all of us - wind may be free, wind energy is far from a free energy source.
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on May 19, 2012 :
I don't recommend this book - it's badly written. Bad grammar, incorrect word usage, punctuation errors, slang, and poorly constructed sentences prevent the reader from comprehending his views or facts about this very serious issue. The title is not appropriate to his subject matter, which seems to be that particular species of wildlife are at risk of extinction due to wind farms and their wind mills. Irrelevant metaphors and examples go off on tangents which distract the reader from the very points he attempts to illustrate. The author failed to organize his work successfully, and has repeated himself frequently.
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