A Rage For Falcons

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A Rage For Falcons

Author : Stephen Bodio
ISBN : 9781634509497
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.
Category: Nature


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.
Category: Nature


Author : Melanie Ann Miller
ISBN : UCSD:31822002317410
Genre : Reference
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Category: Reference

On The Edge Of The Wild

Author : Stephen J. Bodio
ISBN : 1592281192
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Steve Bodio has always been on the edge of the wild: hunting since he was young--and eating all that he kills; leaving Boston to travel west, ending up in Montana, then New Mexico; falling entranced with raptors and becoming a falconer; traveling the world for other hints of wildness--in lifestyle, landscape, and food. These thought-provoking essays are broken down into six parts: The Country, Raptors, Sport, One Review, Three Books I Live and Why, and Food and Life. As Bodio writes: "This book is a collage in essays about the kind of life I found worth living so far." Read this book and enter Bodio's life--you'll find it enviable, outrageous, funny, sad, and breathtaking. It is a life that must be touched.
Category: Sports & Recreation

All Heaven In A Rage

Author : Tim Inskipp
ISBN : CORNELL:31924001400443
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds

Hawk Chalk

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924094702747
Genre : Falconry
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Vol. 8, no. 2, Aug. 1969 includes Northwest falconry news, v. 4, no. 1, 1969.
Category: Falconry

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120510
Genre : American literature
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.
Category: American literature

Small Press

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ISBN : NWU:35556018385096
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Category: Book industries and trade

Pigeon Fancying

Author : Ron Bissett
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003368820
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Describes the sport of pigeon racing, shows how to set up a loft, select, feed, and train pigeons, and participate in shows and races, and looks at the life cycle of the pigeon
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Red Tail

Author : Daniel Butler
ISBN : CORNELL:31924074070206
Genre : Birds of prey
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Man has been enchanted by birds of prey since the dawn of time. Deified by cultures around the world, they remain symbols of power and independence. This book charts the mystical appeal of these creatures via a diary of the author's relationship with a hawk. Fascinated with falconry, the author begins training a hawk - moving from London to the heart of Wales as his love of countryside grows.
Category: Birds of prey


Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017430021
Genre : Appalachian Mountains
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Category: Appalachian Mountains

Aaas Science Book List 1978 1986

Author : Kathryn Wolff
ISBN : MINN:31951D01641298X
Genre : Science
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A selected and annotated list of science and mathematics books which supplements the AAAS science book list (3rd ed.; 1970) and the AAAS science book list supplement (1978) ....
Category: Science

College And Research Libraries

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ISBN : UCAL:B4341940
Genre : Academic libraries
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Includes section "Book reviews," Mar. 1940-
Category: Academic libraries

Ms Outdoors

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01151664F
Genre : Fishing
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Category: Fishing

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015039369155
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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Category: Antiquarian booksellers

High Flew The Falcons

Author : Herbert Molloy Mason
ISBN : UOM:39015010354408
Genre : Air pilots
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Stories of the airmen, including two Americans, who fought for the French Service Aeronautique, during World War 1.
Category: Air pilots

Operational Report

Author : World Center for Birds of Prey
ISBN : CORNELL:31924063055911
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261800
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography