Alan Tennant was born in Houston and attended Stanford and the University of Texas where he taught English, Comparative Literature and Film Criticism.

For decades he has traveled throughout the world conducting natural history adventures - among them, whitewater canoe rafting through the Big Bend Canyons of the Rio Grande, whale-watching in Baja California, safaris to Africa, India, remote islands of Indonesia, the Amazon, Alaska, and a Darwin lectures in the Galapagos Islands.

Author of many books on wildlife and nature, Tennant's writing has earned numerous awards and honors. A member and former judge of the Texas Institute of Letters. His most recent book, ON THE WING: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon, was released September 2004 and was immediately chosen as one of the Washington Post's '100 best books of 2004'. On the wing remained on the New York Times' National Best Seller list for three weeks, was one of the New York Times ' '100 Best Books Of The Year ' ', received the prestigious New York Public Library Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize in Science and Technology.

National Geographic Feature Films has bought the story and adapted the screen play for a full length feature movie.

Alan has lectured on a wide variety of subjects in more than twenty countries and has been the subject of a number of television documentaries.  He is a past President of The Society for the Preservation of Reptiles and Amphibians, and a former Co-Director for the Raptor Preservation Fund.  


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