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Owls: The Silent Fliers

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Publisher Comments:

For centuries, owls have held an extraordinary fascination for people. Since Roman times, they have both been persecuted as harbingers of death and treasured as the embodiment of good fortune. Even today they are shot and trapped for sport or killed for the supposed curative powers of their eyes and feathers. It is a testament to the owl's great intelligence and toughness that it has survived human contact at all.Today, 19 species of owls can be found in North America and this magnificent book is a celebration of their survival. R.D. Lawrence's engaging text, complemented with dozens of stunning color images by America's top wildlife photographers, explains how owls hunt, what they feed on, how they see in the dark and much more. Each chapter focuses on a different species, from the majestic great horned owl and the rare ferruginous pygmy owl to the strange looking barn owl.These individual portraits include each bird's vital statistics, along with range maps, information on their typical nesting and breeding patterns and detailed descriptions of their relationships with their family and environment. Lastly, owl-watching tips will inform every bird watcher.

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"Very readable...the anecdotal writing style coupled with the well chosen photographs makes for an appealing book." Nancy Bent

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"Intimate portraits with beautiful color photographs...A great addition to any family or amateur natural history library." Wildlife Activist

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In Owls: The Silent Fliers R.D. Lawrence explains how owls hunt, what they feed on, how they see in the dark and much more. The engaging text is accompanied by stunning color photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552095881
Subtitle:
The Silent Flyers
Author:
Lawrence, R. D.
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Owls
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Owls -- North America.
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
11372
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.00x8.01x.47 in. 1.24 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Ornithology
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Birds of Prey

Owls: The Silent Fliers
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Product details 176 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552095881 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Very readable...the anecdotal writing style coupled with the well chosen photographs makes for an appealing book."
"Review" by , "Intimate portraits with beautiful color photographs...A great addition to any family or amateur natural history library."
"Synopsis" by , In Owls: The Silent Fliers R.D. Lawrence explains how owls hunt, what they feed on, how they see in the dark and much more. The engaging text is accompanied by stunning color photographs.
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