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Peregrine Spring

Author : Nancy Cowan
ISBN : 9781493018376
Genre : Nature
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Peregrine Spring, Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police “lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

Falconer On The Edge

Author : Rachel Dickinson
ISBN : 0618806237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the tactics employed by an "extreme falconer" who has made considerable sacrifices in his dedication to the sport and his advocacy of the raptors he has trained, tracing his struggles with depression after losing some of his closest bird companions while identifying the human dangers that are threatening falcon survival.

Falcon

Author : Helen Macdonald
ISBN : 9781861894908
Genre : Nature
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A sacred god, a military tool, an erotic symbol: the falcon is a natural wonder of speed, power, beauty, and ferocity that has become embedded in human cultures in myriad ways. Helen Macdonald's Falcon examines the diverse symbolism and roles attached to the falcon throughout the centuries. Macdonald presents a cultural and natural history of the falcon that spans the globe and several millennia. Her wide-ranging survey considers the many facets of the falcon, including conservation efforts; the sport of falconry; and the use of falcons in secret military projects by the Third Reich and the U.S. space program. Falcon also explores the rich imagery of the falcon over history, including the veneration of falcons as gods in ancient Egypt, their role in erotic stories, and even the use of falcons in advertising to promote photocopiers and jet planes. Filled with illustrations and a wealth of fascinating facts, Falcon will be an enjoyable guide for ornithologists, amateur birdwatchers, and nature lovers alike.

Flight Identification Of Raptors Of Europe North Africa And The Middle East

Author : Dick Forsman
ISBN : 9781472925558
Genre : Nature
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Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the toughest of all ID challenges for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region, to subspecific level. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each species account accompanied by a range of photographs covering all the principal plumages. Based on this stunning photographic coverage, most of which has never been published before, this book represents a landmark in bird identification books and a major work for all raptor enthusiasts.

The Art Of Falconry

Author : Patrick Morel
ISBN : 1909339687
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The Art of Falconry is an exhaustive guide to the diverse and fascinating world of Falconry. Drawing on author Patrick Morel's encyclopedic knowledge of the art, it is both intricate and accessible, lavishly illustrated with stunning photography throughout. Covering the fundamentals of breeding, method and equipment it expands to look at Falconry throughout the world, including the Arab States and the USA.

The Pilgrim And The Cowboy

Author : Paul McKay
ISBN : UCAL:B4457280
Genre : Social Science
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A compelling real-life account of the smuggling and subsequent sale by con men of near-extinct falcons out of Yukon wildlife sanctuaries and the joint U.S./Canadian sting operation that culminated in an embarassing law-enforcement diaster

Historical Falconry

Author : Helen and Andrew Stewart
ISBN : 9781445651156
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Albion Falconry explore historical falconry.

Animal Physiology From Genes To Organisms

Author : Lauralee Sherwood
ISBN : 9780840068651
Genre : Science
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Promoting a conceptual understanding and taking an integrative systems approach, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY 2E illustrates the individual organization as well as the collective interdependence of each complete physiological system. The text begins with chapters on integrative principles and on the genomic, molecular, and cellular basis of physiology, then proceeds to chapters on individual organ systems. For each organ system, evolutionary forces as well as current cellular and molecular research are discussed. To clearly illustrate system interdependence, each systems chapter contains a summary, titled Making Connections. To make the text even more accessible to students, the authors also incorporate a comparative approach to animal physiology, examining the basic physiology of many vertebrate and nonvertebrate animals as well as their primary diseases and ability to respond to environmental changes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Rage For Falcons

Author : Stephen Bodio
ISBN : 1634506723
Genre : Nature
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Thus begins the tale by Stephen Bodio, a lover of birds and nature, of the incredible connection between man and birds of prey. Falconry can be traced back over four thousand years and, as Bodio says, "it is amazing that the practice did not die out soon afterward when its first adherents starved.” With a new introduction by Helen MacDonald, A Rage For Falcons not only shares the history of falconry, but shows the personal side in a way only Bodio can share. With masterful prose and breathtaking imagery, you not only understand how falconry has lasted, but why. As Bodio so appropriately notes in his introduction: "To understand falconry, you must understand the nature of the relationship between man and bird.” In A Rage For Falcons, Bodio explores this incredible relationship and how it has affected him as a person. Never has such a personal touch been put on a sport that has lasted generations, which many people still do not have a grasp of. That’s what makes Bodio so great. While his words may not convince you to take up the sport, will certainly open your eyes to appreciate a world unlike any other.

H Is For Hawk

Author : Helen Macdonald
ISBN : 9780802191670
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20) The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.

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