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- Random House 2014; US$ 14.38
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR** **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION** As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available
Tim Low, award-winning author of Feral Future , in an eye-opening book on the unique nature of Australian birds and their role in ecology and global evolution. Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent's tens of millions of years of isolation. Compared... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95
The predecessor to Helen Macdonald?s H is for Hawk , T. H. White?s nature writing classic, The Goshawk , asks the age-old question: what is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, the author of The Once and Future King and Mistress Masham?s Repose, was a young writer who found himself rifling through old handbooks of falconry. A particular... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99
Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied taxonomic groups. The book starts with the controversial question of the dinosaur origins of birds and their subsequent evolution. Development, anatomy, and physiology are then discussed followed by chapters... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 6.99
JONATHAN CHESTER is one of the world?s leading polar adventurers and photographers. A fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, he works as a naturalist and historian on tourist excursions to the Antarctic, and has been lecturing on adventure, the Himalayas, and photography for over twenty years. He is the author of many books for both kids and adults,... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 183.15
Possibly the most successful urban birds, pigeons and doves in the Order Columbiformes are one of the most easily recognised groups. They are an ancient and very successful group with an almost worldwide distribution and are most strongly represented in tropical and subtropical regions, including Australia. In most species simple plumage patterns feature... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
In this extraordinary journey, Alan Tennant recounts his attempt to track the transcontinental migration of the majestic peregrine falcon ? an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths. From the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands to the Artic and then south again into the Caribbean, On the Wing provides a hilariously... more...