Falcon -

Falcon

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The fastest animal alive, the falcon deserves attention not just for the combination of speed, power, beauty and ferocity that have made it an object of fascination for thousands of years, but for the light it sheds on the cultures through which it has flown. This book, bridging science and cultural history, surveys the practical and symbolic uses of falcons in human culture in new and exciting ways. Bestselling natural history writer Helen Macdonald follows the movements of the bird of prey, ranging across the globe and over many millennia, as well as incorporating the latest scientific discoveries into her tale. There are chapters on falcon natural history; myth and legend; falconry; conservation; falcons in the military, in urban settings and the corporate world. Along the way the reader will discover how falcons were mobilized in secret military projects, their links with espionage, the Third Reich and the space programme, and how they've featured in erotic stories.

Product code: 9781780236414

ISBN 9781780236414
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS18
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Reaktion Books
Edition 2nd Revised edition
In 'Falcon', bestselling natural history writer Helen Macdonald ranges across the globe and over many millennia, taking in natural history, myth and legend, falconry, science and conservation, and falcons in the military, in urban settings and the corporate world.