It's a sport like no other! Falconry demands an array of talents--yet the time spent taming and conditioning the hawk is well repaid by the sight of this beautiful bird soaring through the air. This stunningly full guide, by an experienced teacher and trainer, covers every aspect of falconry in voluminous detail. Construct a weather-proof shelter, feed your hawk the correct diet, and get health tips so you can quickly recognize if anything's awry. Carefully keyed diagrams show you how to field and clip a falcon's beak, and tend to its talons and feathers. Master hooding, setting out lures, test flights, fitness for hunting, imprinting, and working with dogs. Soon you and your falcon will be flying high! Blandford 200 pages (8 in color), 171 b/w illus., 7 1/2 x 9 3/4.
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Emma Ford has been flying hawks since she was eight. In 1982 she and her husband established the British school of Falconry, which now has branches in Scotland and Vermont, USA. She is a member of the Scottish Hawk Board, the government advisory panel on captive hawks. She has written five other books on falconry, as well as a humorous autobiography and Countrywoman, based on a television series in which she was the subject of one programme.Review:
“The author, vice-chair of the Scottish Falcon Board, introduces us to the history, equipment and techniques of this ancient sport. She reviews various species and their hunting characteristics, and includes information on conservation and breeding. Handsomely illustrated with color photos throughout, the book provides an index of additional resources including licensing, falconry courses and equipment suppliers.” ―Renaissance Magazine (August 2009)
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Descrizione libro Cassell Illustrated, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110713725885
Descrizione libro Cassell Illustrated. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0713725885 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0360619
Descrizione libro Cassell Illustrated, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0713725885